Daily Reflections

Acrostic Prayers

by Beth Richardson on January 31, 2015 · 0 comments

Word of Life

Saturday, January 31. Psalm 111 is an acrostic—each verse begins with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Try writing an acrostic prayer today as an exercise in responding to all the ways you know the love of God.

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Words from The Word: Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him.
-Mark 1:23-26 (NRSV)

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Pray the scripture with us using a guided meditation on Mark 1:21-28. “You are the holy one from God.”

Spiritual Tools: The spiritual practice for this week is consideration of the article, Gratitude. Replace your fear with gratitude.

Art Credit: Sheets, Millard, 1907-1989. Word of Life mural, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. Original source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jburzynski68/6221624293/.

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