How to Do this Way of Prayer LOOK at these scenes and meet the characters caught up in life-changing moments, where the future is shaped by their encounter with God. Let the images reveal new possibilities for God’s Word to transform us and others. WAIT prayerfully for the Holy Spirit. Pause, creating a space into which God can speak.
READ the Bible text, allow it to enliven your heart, stir your soul and spark your imagination.
LISTEN for insight through idea or image, through recollection or curiosity. Let that Word dwell within you, as you listen for yourself and your community. '
RESPOND to the prompting of the Word, with an action that leads to life-giving change. Let the words of the collect gather up and bless these moments of prayerful waiting upon God, so his Kingdom might be seen more fully in you.
DAY ONE: Praise
DAY ONE: Praise LOOK… and be curious. WAIT… with prayerful expectation. Come Holy Spirit: Thy Kingdom Come. READ… the text with an open mind. As for me, I said in my prosperity, “I shall never be moved.” By your favor, O Lord, you had established me as a strong mountain; you hid your face; I was dismayed. To you, O Lord, I cried, and to the Lord I made supplication: “What profit is there in my death, if I go down to the Pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it tell of your faithfulness? Hear, O Lord, and be gracious to me! O Lord, be my helper!” You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, so that my soul may praise you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever. (Psalm 30:6-12) LISTEN… for a word with a willing heart. RESPOND… with prayer and action. Oh God, maker of mountains present in our highest heights and lowest depths, as we recognise all that you have saved us from, help us also to see the life you lead us to. Drawn from the pit of despair may we stir up dust to sing and make it our delight to dance in praise of you. Amen.
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