Daily Easter Devotion Saturday, May 4th

Saturday, May 4, 2013 – Psalm 92; Deuteronomy 32:34-41 (42) 43; Romans 15:1-13 and Luke 9:1-17

Psalm 92 –1   It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
2   to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
and your faithfulness by night, …..

 5   How great are your works, O LORD!
Your thoughts are very deep! …

A good rhythm for your day is; morning prayers and devotions, mid-day 15 minutes of silence with God and then in the evening the prayer of examen.

The following is copied from this website. In looking up the Prayer of Examen, I came across this helpful website. I found it to be a very helpful one, so want to pass along the link and give them credit for their good work.

http://www.b-ing.org/thought/article.php?articleID=24

The Prayer of Examen involves reviewing your day using a variety of questions. These questions are designed to help you discern God’s presence in the circumstances and people you encounter. In addition, the questions help you to discern your negative and positive responses to God’s Spirit. Here are some helpful questions that will lead you to personal reflection and discovery:

† Where is God in this situation?
† How is God leading me?
† What is God saying to me?
† How was God there for me in this experience?
† What in my present situation is leading me to love God and love others?
† What is leading me toward God?

† What is leading me away for God?
† What is the underlying spirit in my dealing with others?
† When was I aware of God during my day?

† When was I not aware of God during my day?

 

If we spent at least 20 minutes in the morning with God, 20 minutes at midday and then 20 minutes at night we’d spend an hour with God each day. Besides that we’d be inviting God into our presence morning, noon and night.

This is something I need to be doing, not something I already do.

O God, forgive me for not really building in time to be with you throughout my day. Forgive me for spending little time with you. May I do as you have lead me to want to do, so I can grow closer to thee and sense your holy presence throughout my day. Amen.

Romans 15:1-13 – 13May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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