Verse and Prayer for Friday 9 October 2020

Psalm 62:1-2; 5-6
For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.  He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall never be shaken.
For God alone my soul waits in silence; for my hope is from him.  He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.

Silence can be hard to come by in our culture today.  We have the radio or the television on to catch the latest news; we put a CD on or the MP3 player for some calming/uplifting/ relaxing/spiritual music; the children are playing in the next room; the traffic and pedestrians outside are a constant hum in the background.  Silence can be hard to come by, and sometimes we avoid it as we find it uncomfortable, but silence be found in an attitude of mind as we focus on God and cut out all the extraneous noises around us as we wait to hear from him.  Like the Psalmist we know he is our salvation and our hope, which is why we need to wait to hear from him.  As we wait in silence we will know the reassurance of his salvation and hope, and we shall not be shaken.

Father God, my rock and my salvation, my fortress.  I praise you for your constancy, your saving power and your strength. I thank you that you are the solid foundation on which I stand, upheld by your grace and mercy, secure in your love.  Amen.

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