Easter Meditation 4/30: Psalm 116 Activity

By Shancia J.

Listen to this reflection here: http://www.stjohnsnewhaven.org/resources/

The appointed Collect for the Third Sunday after Easter invites us to witness the wonders of God’s redeeming power. The Collect reads, “open the eyes of our faith, so that we may behold Christ in all His redeeming work.” Similarly, in Psalm 116 the psalmist praises God for His redeeming grace through words of adoration and thanksgiving. The psalmist proclaims, “I love thee, because he has heard the voice of my supplications.”

Suggested Materials: Pen and paper

Meditation Exercise:

  1. Reflect on one of the ways in which you have encountered God’s redeeming power.
  2. Find two adjectives to describe this experience.
  3. Invite you to write your adjectives on a sheet of paper.
  4. Place this sheet of paper on a visible surface in your home, such as on your desk, kitchen counter, fridge, bathroom mirror, or anywhere that promotes visibility.

Throughout the remainder of the week, reflect on these two words in light of God’s redeeming grace.

Closing Prayer:
Even in the midst of COVID-19, we continue to ask God to open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold His redeeming work; in our daily actions as we pray for healing of the world. We also ask the Lord to remind us of His wonders in the world, in the Name of the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

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