Daily Scripture: Year 1, Day 18

From A Journal of Sacred Readings

You know how I am formed;
You remember that I am dust.
As for man, his days are like grass;
He flourishes like a flower of the field.
The wind passes over it and it is gone,
And its place remembers it no more.
But the lovingkindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting
On those who fear Him,
And His righteousness with their children’s children,
To those who keep His covenant
And remember to obey His precepts. (Psalm 103:14–18)

Read: Slowly read the Scripture passage several times.

Reflect: Reflect and ruminate on the words and phrases in the text. Which words, phrases, or images speak most to you?

Respond: Offer the internalized passage back to God in the form of a personalized prayer of adoration, confession, renewal, petition, intercession, affirmation, or thanksgiving.

Rest: What word or image encapsulates the spirit of the passage for you? Take a few minutes to present yourself before God in silence and yieldedness. When your mind wanders, center yourself by returning to the spirit of the passage.

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