Praying the Psalms

Praying the Psalms
Monday June 12, 2017


Psalm 100

A psalm of thanks.

100 Shout triumphantly to the Lord, all the earth!
    Serve the Lord with celebration!

    Come before him with shouts of joy!
Know that the Lord is God—
    he made us; we belong to him.
    We are his people,
    the sheep of his own pasture.
Enter his gates with thanks;
    enter his courtyards with praise!
    Thank him! Bless his name!
Because the Lord is good,
    his loyal love lasts forever;
    his faithfulness lasts generation after generation.

As you read through the psalm what words jump out at you?  Does one word seem to draw you into the presence of God?  Maybe the word belong, or serve,  or enter.  Take the word that draws you into the presence of God and use it for a centering prayer.  In centering prayer we rest in God’s presence.  As your mind wanders (and it will) repeat your centering word to bring you back.  As ideas come into your mind, allow them to not occupy your mind, simply notice they are there and let go of them.  If you need to focus again on your centering word, do so. 

You may imagine your words floating by like the clouds or like drift wood in a river.  


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