We continue our series on the Psalms this week, and read this Psalm of prayer and lament knowing that learning to be patient for God’s answer to our prayer can be difficult. But the writer knows that their persistence, and ours, can pay off, even when despair threatens to derail them.
Worship this weekend:
Saturday 5:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional worship in the sanctuary with a blessing for our Youth Mission Trip participants who will be departing Sunday morning for Indianapolis.
10:00 a.m. – A contemporary worship and discussion gathering in fellowship hall.
Devotions for this week: When the Floods Rise – June 23, 2019
SHARE:What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Monday, Psalm 22, Psalm of Lament
Tuesday, Psalm 51, Psalm of Lament
Wednesday, Psalm 70, Psalm of Lament
Thursday, Psalm 108, Psalm of Lament
Friday, Psalm 123, Psalm of Lament
Saturday, Psalm 139, Psalm of Lament
Go to clergystuff.com/daily-devotions for devotions on the daily readings.
TALK:Consider some of these ideas
“I sink deep in mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me.” (Psalm 69:2)
- When do you feel God’s presence close to you?
- When is it hard to sense God’s presence?
- Share a time when you felt despair. Was it one event, or a series of things? What has been your source of help when things go bad?
- What things going on in the world might lead to despair?
- How do we pray when things seek bleak?
PRAY: Steadfast God, when despair overwhelms us, you are always there. Keep our heads above water and our feet from sinking in the mire, so that we might learn to sing your praises once again. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
BLESS: Remember you are a beloved child of God, even when you struggle. Amen.