Daily Worship

The Path of Life

November 16, 2021 1
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Psalm 16: 5-11 (NRSVA)

5 The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
    you hold my lot.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
    I have a goodly heritage.

7 I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
    in the night also my heart instructs me.
8 I keep the Lord always before me;
    because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices;
    my body also rests secure.
10 For you do not give me up to Sheol,
    or let your faithful one see the Pit.

11 You show me the path of life.
    In your presence there is fullness of joy;
    in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.

The journey of life and the journey of faith are travelled upon the same path. May we always have the courage of trusting God when the journey of life gets rocky or uncertain.

 

PRAYER:

 

Pilgrim God,

we rejoice in knowing you are our guide and companion!

We do not walk this path of life and faith alone,

so we give thanks both for your Spirit-presence

and your embodied presence in the whole company of Saints.

When we are stumbling in the dark: catch us and hold us tight;

when we have lost sight of the track: find us and re-orientate us;

when we feel exhausted, unable to go on: cradle us and permit us to rest;

when we reach the end of this path: welcome us and bring us home, AMEN.