Daily Bread May 10

God Is Our Refuge
Jane M. Gardner, presiding evangelist

In you, O Lord, I seek refuge… Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily. Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me. My times are in your hand… Let your face shine upon your servant; save me in your steadfast love. -Psalm 31:1-2, 15-16 adapted

A Psalm for 2020

When nothing goes right
    When tragedy strikes
          When I am my own worst enemy
                    God is my refuge

When sorrow looms
     When it feels like no one cares
          When I lose my way
                    God is my refuge

When bullied and devalued
     When disruptions abound
          When I suffer pain and poor health
                    God is my refuge

When stretched too thin
     When wound too tightly
          When I forget to breathe
                    God is my refuge

When joy comes in the morning
     When hope seeps through the cracks
          When love surprises
               When I am at peace
                         God is my refuge

Steadfast Lover of My Soul,
In faith and trust I place my times in your hand.
Let your face shine upon me.
Save me.
You are my refuge.

Prayer Phrase

In God we all belong.

Spiritual Practice

Sustaining Our Connections

Many find themselves isolated around the world to protect each other and the most vulnerable during this global pandemic. Spend time prayerfully imagining those people that you might normally come into contact with on a regular basis, known and unknown. Remember all the connections that sustain our lives each day. Even in this time of intentional separation, how are you experiencing deep, intrinsic belonging in God?

Today’s Prayer for Peace

Engage in a daily practice of praying for peace in our world. Click here to read today’s prayer and be part of this practice of peace.

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