Daily Worship

Awakening to trust God

April 15, 2021 3
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Psalm 4 (NRSVA)

1 Answer me when I call, O God of my right!
    You gave me room when I was in distress.
    Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.

2 How long, you people, shall my honour suffer shame?
    How long will you love vain words, and seek after lies?Selah
3 But know that the Lord has set apart the faithful for himself;
    the Lord hears when I call to him.

4 When you are disturbed, do not sin;
    ponder it on your beds, and be silent.Selah
5 Offer right sacrifices,
    and put your trust in the Lord.

6 There are many who say, ‘O that we might see some good!
    Let the light of your face shine on us, O Lord!’
7 You have put gladness in my heart
    more than when their grain and wine abound.

8 I will both lie down and sleep in peace;
    for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety.

How am I to be in community with God?

If God is three and I am one then that makes four.

Four is enough to be the beginning of a community but the Trinity are still, well, God, and I am still just me.

As the psalmist in today’s reading is realising, prayer can be the key to bridging that almighty gap.

Prayer is not just ‘asking for’ but it is a back and forth communication between the Trinity and me. A conversation spanning a lifetime and beyond, which is conducted only partly in words.

PRAYER:

Dear God, all three of you,

Hear my prayer

Watch my walk

Feel my heartbeat

Smell my fear

Hold my life in your hands

Amen.