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Lectio Divina Reading

May 12, 2007

Yearning for God Psalm 63

God you are my God, I pine for you;
my heart thirsts for you,
my body longs for you,
as a land parched, dreary and waterless.
Thus I have gazed on you in the sanctuary,
seeing your power and your glory.

Better your faithful love then life itself;
my lips will praise you.
Thus I will bless you all my life,
in your name lift up my hands.
All my longings fulfilled as with fat and rich
foods,
a song of joy on my lips and praise in my mouth. On my bed when I think of you,
I muse on you in the watches of the night,
for you have always been my help;
in the shadow of your wings I rejoice;
my heart clings to you,
your right hand supports me.

Final Invitation (Isaiah 55:2-11)

Why spend money on what cannot nourish and your wages on what fails to satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and you will have good things to eat and rich food to enjoy. Pay attention, come to me, listen and you will live.

I shall make an everlasting covenant with you in fulfillment of the favours promised to David. Look, I have made him a witness to peoples a leader and lawgiver to peoples. Look, you will summon a nation unknown to you, a nation unknown to you will hurry to you for the sake of Yahweh your God, because the Holy One of Israel has glorified you.

Seek out Yahweh while he is still to be found, call to him while he is still near. Let the wicked abandon his way and the evil one his thoughts. Let him turn back to Yahweh who will take pity on him, to our God, for he is rich in forgiveness; for my thoughts are not your thoughts and your ways are not my ways, declares Yahweh.

For as the rain and the snow come down from the sky and do not return before having watered the earth, fertilizing it and making it germinate to provide seed for the sower and food to eat, so it is with the word that goes from my mouth: it will not return to me unfulfilled or before having carried out my good pleasure and having achieved what it was sent to do.

SUGGESTION
Pay attention to the many occasions in a day in which you and others speak of hopes, desires, longings.

EXAMINE PRAYER
At the end of the day, pray in gratitude for being connected to God at the core of your being and life.

Lectio Divina for CP Groups
Contemplative Outreach of Dallas

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