Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time
Monday, November 20, 2017
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Prayer Practice for the Week
Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina, or Divine Reading, is a prayerful way to read scripture that has four steps: Reading, Reflecting, Responding, and Resting. ( Learn more.)

Click the link for an audio file of Greg reading John 8:3-9 to you three times with a minute’s pause between each reading. The recording ends in silence to allow you to complete your prayer experience in your own time. 
Daily Devotion

Scripture of the Day
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. ( Psalm 23:1)

Reflection
God is not, in fact, a “lord” at all. The use of “Lord” in the Hebrew Scriptures is a convention by which the proper name of God is replaced. The proper name of God, in fact, is no longer written in full, the vowels having long been removed to caution people from speaking it out loud. “YHWH” does not refer to lordship, but rather to being. As explained to Moses “I am who I am” or “I will be who I will be.” God is not a high distant king; no, God is a shepherd — guide, guard, companion, and midwife. Therefore, I shall not want. Maybe less because all that I desire has already been provided, but because I choose to not want. I choose to give thanks for what I have.

Prayer
God, you be my shepherd and I will be your sheep. I will go where you lead me. I will drink the waters you provide. I will feast when your command allows it. I will obey the sound of your voice. I will take pleasure in my place among the flock of your care. Amen.
Spiritual Practice
Listen to Regina Spektor's " The Call."
Follow along with the lyrics.