Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of November 22, 2009
- Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of November 22, 2009
The 2009-2010 Liturgical Calendar and Lectionary
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As one of the on-going ministries of Chi Rho
Press, here is a selection from our book of daily
devotions, "Living as the Beloved: One Day at a
Time," by the Rev. Dr. Sandra Bochonok.
Please read the Scripture passage and Dr. Bochonok's
meditation. We hope you will be blessed.
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"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my
All of life contains the possibility of meeting
God, and God's self-revelation occurs in many
forms, according to teachers at the world
famous, ecumenical Shalem Institute for
Spiritual Formation (www.shalem.org). Scripture
is one way of meeting God in human terms. By
reading sacred words, we are spiritually
The Psalmist reminds us that God's word is a lamp
to our feet. The Psalms can serve as brilliant
flashlights, lighting the path ahead of us. These
wonderful words can help get us back on our feet
and on our knees, when our lives are chaotic and
in upheaval, when we feel overwhelmed by feelings
of helplessness and hopelessness.
The Psalms can help us get through one moment at
a time, when one day at a time is overwhelming.
God is deeply concerned with our pain. The
Psalms help us remember that God sees. God
cares. God listens and responds with generous
spiritual light when we call out for help.
These Psalm-prayers are time tested and true.
People of faith across the ages have found help
through them during their deepest moments of need.
When we contemplate sin and the dark side of our
lives, the Psalms can serve as a bright light for
cleansing our souls. They offer us lifelines to
prayer. If we do not know how to pray, chances
are that the Psalms can help.
God, shine brightly in my life. Let your words
remove all darkness within me. Let the Psalms
be a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Grace and peace,
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