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Psalm 107

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Lectio Divina Psalm 107

Psalm 107 highlights the ebbs and flows of human experience, revealing the enduring power of God's steadfast love and redemption amidst life's trials and triumphs.

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The Bible Project:The book of Psalms poetically retells the entire biblical story.Psalms begins with a short introduction that outlines the main themes of the book by reviewing the story of the Torah and the hope of a future Messiah. The Psalms continue to develop these themes throughout the five sections, called books. The first two sections explore the complicated story of David and his royal family. The third section focuses on the tragedy of Israel’s exile and the downfall of David’s royal line. But the fourth and fifth sections rekindle the hope for the Messiah, a new temple, and God’s Kingdom on the other side of the exile. Finally, the book ends with a five-part conclusion, praising God for his faithfulness. Joy, pain, and prayerThrough the Psalms, we learn about the importance of prayer and the acknowledgment of pain, as well as the power of praise and fulfillment of prophecy. This book has been designed as a prayer book for God’s people as they wait for the arrival of the Messiah and the fulfillment of God’s promises.

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GUIDED LECTIO DIVINA The practice of Lectio Divina is based on the belief that Christ is truly present in Scripture and that the reading of Scripture allows God to speak to us. The phrase Lectio Divina means “divine reading” in Latin and is a fitting name for this prayer practice of listening to Scripture with the ear of the heart. The traditional monastic practice includes scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God's word. In the view of one commentator, it does not treat Scripture as texts to be studied, but as the living word. Opening Prayer: Gracious and Loving God, as we enter into this sacred time of Lectio Divina, open our hearts and minds to receive the wisdom and grace of your Word. May your Spirit guide us in our reflection on Psalm 107, leading us to a deeper understanding of your love and presence in our lives. Amen. Scripture Reading (Lectio): Read Psalm 107 slowly and attentively. Allow the words to resonate within you. Pay attention to any verses or phrases that speak to your soul. Take your time, and let the words of the psalm wash over you. Reflection (Meditatio): Choose a verse or phrase that stood out during the reading. Meditate on its meaning, considering its relevance to your life. Reflect on the emotions and thoughts it evokes. How does this portion of Psalm 107 connect with your own experiences and journey? Personal Reflection (Oratio): In the silence of your heart, engage in a conversation with God. Share your feelings, thoughts, and questions inspired by the chosen verse or phrase. Speak openly to God about your joys, struggles, and desires. Invite God into your reflections, and be receptive to any insights or guidance. Closing Prayer (Contemplatio): As we conclude this time of Lectio Divina, we thank you, O God, for the richness of your Word and the insights it brings. May the truths revealed in Psalm 107 continue to resonate in our hearts and guide us in our daily lives. Help us to embody the lessons learned and to walk in the light of your love. Amen.

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