Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
Do not be wise in your own eyes,
But fear the Lord and depart from evil. (Proverbs 3:5–7)
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.