Sunflowers: Pronouncing a Blessing

Sunflowers: Pronouncing a Blessing

 An EXCERPT from the 2020 Summer Sabbath Series: The Inventions of Summer.  Sunflowers: Pronouncing a Blessing Read Psalm 113 “From the rising of the sun to its setting     the name of the Lord is to be praised.” — Psalm 113:3 Pause for Reflection The...
Soul Songs: Psalm 118

Soul Songs: Psalm 118

LENT SOUL SONG VISUAL PRAYER Psalm 118 Set Your Face Toward the Riot  And on this path the gates are opening wide — Psalm 118 Read Psalm 118: 1,2 -19-29 What parts of this Psalm speak to you? Inspire, resonate or call to you? What feelings, longings, hopes are evoked...
Soul Songs: Psalm 130

Soul Songs: Psalm 130

LENT SOUL SONG VISUAL PRAYER Psalm 130 Tending the Grief  “My whole being waits for you, my God, listening for your Presence.” — Psalm 130:4 Read Psalm 130 What feelings, longings, hopes are evoked in you as you pray this Psalm? When life is hard and you...
Soul Songs: Psalm 23

Soul Songs: Psalm 23

LENT SOUL SONG VISUAL PRAYER Psalm 23 Hospitality  “Anoint my head, and fill my cup to overflowing.” – Psalm 23 Read Psalm 23 What parts of this Psalm speak to you? Inspire, resonate or call to you? What feelings, longings, hopes are evoked in you as...
Pam & Tilley Day 1

Pam & Tilley Day 1

Pam Harrison, a friend of the Prayer Bench, is spending the winter in Olhos da Agua, Portugal. She wonders how she will live in an area of the world that is the hub of coronavirus. “As of yesterday things sure changed!! The news and social media are so scary but...
Soul Songs: Psalm 95

Soul Songs: Psalm 95

LENT SOUL SONG VISUAL PRAYER Psalm 95 Holding in Care  “God holds in care the earth we walk upon, from its deep caverns, to mountain summits which meet the sky.”  -Psalm 95 Read Psalm 95  What parts of this Psalm speak to you? Inspire, resonate or call to...
Soul Songs: Psalm 121

Soul Songs: Psalm 121

LENT SOUL SONG VISUAL PRAYER Psalm 121 Present to Life as it is.  “I walk into your wakefulness… And in the shadows … you preserve me from its evils.”  – Psalm 121 Read Psalm 121  What parts of this Psalm speak to you? Inspire, resonate or call to you? What...
Soul Song: Psalm 32

Soul Song: Psalm 32

LENT SOUL SONG VISUAL PRAYER Psalm 32 Speaking the Truth of the Heart. “How blessed are those who live before their God without the weight of guilt … I spoke …. Uncovering it all.” Ps. 32 Read Psalm 32 What parts of this Psalm speak to you? Inspire, resonate or call...
Inside Prayer

Inside Prayer

Inside Prayer “Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and went up the mountain to pray.” I was fortunate to visit the place where, by tradition, this story may have taken place, Mount Tabor in Galilee. We didn’t walk up the mountain. We drove. As we wound our...