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Lectio Divina Reading

August 10, 2006

Invitation to Prayer

O God, come to our assistance.
Lord make hast to help us.

Psalm 72 “The Reign of the Messiah”

1. O God, with your judgment and with your justice, endow the leaders.
They shall govern your people with justice
and your afflicted ones with righteousness.


2. The mountains will bring peace for the people,
and the hills justice.
They shall defend the afflicted among the people,
save the children of the poor, and crush the oppressor.
 

1. May they endure as long as the sun
and like the moon through all generations.
They shall be like rain coming down on the field,
like showers watering the earth.
 

2. Virtue shall flower in their days,
and world peace till the moon is no more.
May they rule from sea to sea,
and from the river to the ends of the earth.
 

1. Their foes shall bow before them,
and their enemies will lick the dust.
Tarshish and the Isles shall offer gifts;
 

2. Arabia and Seba shall bring tribute.
All other rulers shall pay homage to them;
all nations shall serve them.
For they shall rescue the poor when they cry out
and the afflicted when they have no one to help them.

1. They shall have pity for the needy and the poor;
they shall save the lives of the poor.
From oppression and violence they shall redeem them,
and precious shall their blood be.
 

2. To them, long life and continuous prayers;
day by day shall they be blessed.
May grain be in abundance on the earth,
and on the tops of the mountains
the crops shall rustle like Lebanon.
 

1. The city dwellers shall flourish
like the grass of the fields.
Blessed be their name forever;
their name shall remain as long as the sun.


2. In them shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
all nations shall proclaim their happiness.
Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel,
who alone does wondrous deeds.


1. And blessed forever be God’s glorious name;
may the whole earth be filled with God’s glory.

 

Amen. Amen.

 

MEDITATION

Romans 7:6    “But now we are…dead to that which held us captive, so that we are salves not under the old written code but in the new life of the Spirit.”

Let Go, Let God

I let go and let God guide me in new experiences and accomplishments.

Have I ever had the experience of thinking I had released a situation only to find that a word or phrase or action brings it rushing back?

The truth is that I am a work in progress and I am making progress each day. When I need a loving reminder that all negativity from the past should remain in the past, I turn to God for assurance.

Whatever issues I have been working on, God is the solution. So I let go and let God. God is the light that shines on me and on everyone around me. In the peaceful glow of divine light, I release the thoughts and feelings that have been holding me back. I accept that I have a new life in Spirit, a life filled with new experiences and accomplishments.

Lectio Divina for CP Groups
Contemplative Outreach of Dallas

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