Posts Tagged 'Psalm 118'

Our Upcoming Move to Crosstown Concourse Memphis 2016 – Psalm 118:22-23

Wednesday, March 16, 2015

Psalm 118:22-23The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.  This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.

Today is the day for our third State of the Center Address, and the last one before we move into our new home at Crosstown.  We will move from thirteen buildings spread over Midtown Memphis to three floors and 150,000 square feet in our new vertical village.  I know some are anxious, even scared.  Others are excited beyond belief.  Honestly, I am somewhere in between.  But when I read this passage, I immediately thought of the dilapidated eyesore that Sears Crosstown had become, and I smiled as I realized what God was making possible for us.

Wonderful God, architect of all creation, thank you for the many blessings you have bestowed on us individually and on the Church Health Center organizationally.  Amen.

Palm Sunday 2016 – Psalm 118:24

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Psalm 118:24This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

My parents begin each day holding hands and repeating this verse together.  It is a simple but powerful verse that can set the tone for one’s entire day.

God of wonder, bless us and the services we offer in your name today.  Amen.

Palm Sunday 2016 – Psalm 118:1

Monday, March 14, 2016

We will celebrate Palm Sunday this week.  Jesus will enter Jerusalem to shouts of “Hosanna!”  But as you know, next week the shouts will turn into “Give us Barabbas!”  There are only two lectionary passages for Palm Sunday and they are: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29, Luke 19:28-40.

Psalm 118:1O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever!

If you are like me, you have moments in your life where you just know God had to have played a role in the outcome.  In your quiet time today, take a personal inventory of all those moments across your life, and give thanks to God.

Steadfast, loving God, while it is sometimes hard for us to sense you, thank you for being an active presence in our lives.    Amen.

Daily Devotion from the Church Health Center – Psalm 118:1-2, Psalm 118:24 & Matthew 28:5-8

Thursday, April 21, 2011 – Easter Sunday, Year A

Psalm 118:1-2O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever! Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”

Leading Cause #4 – BLESSING: “How are you doing today?” I asked one of our patients. “Fine and blessed,” was her reply. We give blessings to each other and we receive blessings from others. But blessing also occurs through the ages as we connect with our parents and their parents on through the years. Through blessing, we are connected to forever.

Prayer: Steadfast God of the beginning, middle and end of time, stand by us in our now. Help us be a blessing to those around us, and may we be blessed today. AMEN.

Friday, April 22, 2011 – Easter Sunday, Year A

Psalm 118:24 This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. And from Matthew 28:5-8But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.”

Leading Cause #5 – HOPE: The final of the Leading Causes of LIfeTM is real, grounded hope. Such hope comes from the interaction of all the other causes discussed previously this week. How does one have hope in the midst of deep despair, for instance, if their life is not connection and coherence-filled? If one feels powerless to act and has no sense of blessing how can they experience hope? Today, take a moment to embrace that for which you hope most.

Prayer: Steadfast God of hope, even in our despair, we know you are by our side. Help us be better instillers of hope in those around us. AMEN.

Second Sunday of Easter, Year C – Psalm 118:14, 17, 29

Psalm 118:14, 17, 29The LORD is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation. I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the LORD. O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.

We believe in a God who is an ever-present, loving and creative force for good. Walk into your day with the confidence that God is always by your side.

Prayer: from Psalm 118:24 – This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. AMEN.

Easter Sunday, 2010 – Psalm 118:1, 14, 24

Psalm 118:1, 14, 24O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever!…The LORD is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation…This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

These wonderful verses are tucked inside Psalm 118. Each one is a short prayer of thanks, and together, I think they make a nice daily devotional to start each day. Embrace this day, this gift from God.

Prayer: Steadfast and loving God, thank you for this wonderful day. Give us strength to meet any challenges which might come before us. AMEN

Easter – Psalm 118:1, 14, 24

From Psalm 118:1, 14, 24 – O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever!…The LORD is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation…This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

These wonderful verses are tucked inside Psalm 118. Each one is a short prayer of thanks, and together, I think they make a nice daily devotional to start each day. Embrace this day, this gift from God.

Prayer:

Steadfast and loving God, thank you for this wonderful day. Give us strength to meet any challenges which might come before us. AMEN.


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