Sing a New Song!

by Beth Richardson on May 11, 2012 · 2 comments

Lyre

Friday, May 11. Read Psalm 98. Write a song or poem about your sense of God’s movement in your life.

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Words from The Word: Jesus said, “My commandment is this: love one another, just as I love you. The greatest love you can have for your friends is to give your life for them.” -John 15:12-13, GNT

This Week…

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Pray the words of John 15:9-15 with us this week.

Pray for: the people and countries of Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda.

Spiritual Tools: Revisit The Examen as a powerful tool for discerning the call of God in your life.

Quote:

Gracious Lord, who called your church to witness that you were in Christ reconciling all people to yourself: gather all of your children around your table for the gospel feast and shape me in such a way by your Spirit that your invitation might be extended to all through me. Amen.

-Paul Wesley Chilcote
A Life-Shaping Prayer: 52 Meditations in the Wesleyan Spirit

From p. 121 of A Life-Shaping Prayer: 52 Meditations in the Wesleyan Spirit by Paul Wesley Chilcote. Copyright © 2008 by the author. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission of Upper Room Books.

Prayer: Lord God, transform me into the crispest of apples, the juiciest of peaches or the sweetest of berries. Use my fruitiness for you. Amen.


Art Credit: Lyre (Golden Gate Park), from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.

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Buzz May 11, 2012 at 9:04 am

O God, my God, why love me?
I hear Your call. I’m drawn away.
I hear Your call. I turn away.

O God, my God, why love me?
I hear Your call. I am far away.
I hear Your call. I come from away.

O God, my God, why love me?
I hear Your call. I’m pushed away.
I hear Your call. I come from away.

O God, my God, why love me?
I hear Your call. I’ll do as You say.
I hear Your call. With You I will stay.

O God, my God, why love me?

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Pat May 11, 2012 at 3:14 pm

O Spirit Divine, I have been transplanted again.
Lead me to the fertile soil where new blooms will begin.

My heart and soul know another “call” is in store,
There is more to be done, of that I am sure.

Give the patience to await your voice,
Because, actually, I have no other choice.

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