SUPPORTING SCRIPTURE


Reading the Bible is an important part of how we can grow in our faith, but we know many people question why the Bible is not relevant for today. With its old language and confusing references, it can feel irrelevant or disconnected. But these Scripture meditations are meant to help us bridge that disconnect and encounter reasons why the Bible is relevant.

 

It’s Been a Hard Week

So, it’s been a hard week. But it’s one of those weeks where you can’t really explain why it’s been hard. Nothing big has happened. It’s been packed with all of the normal, run-of-the-mill stressors. 

But it just feels harder this time around. You’re super tired, and running short on patience. …and where on earth did this headache come from?

So if it’s been a hard week and you need a little breath of fresh air, take a minute to walk through this meditation with us. We’re looking at a couple verses from Psalm 17. Check it out below!

Psalm 17:6–8

6 I call on you, my God, for you will answer me;

    turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.

7 Show me the wonders of your great love,

    you who save by your right hand

    those who take refuge in you from their foes.

8 Keep me as the apple of your eye;

    hide me in the shadow of your wings

Observations from the Text

  • God listens to our needs (v. 6)
  • He hears our prayers (v. 6)
  • God’s love is full of wonders (v. 7)
  • We can take cover under God’s wings (v. 8)

Prayers of Response

Lord, I praise you because even though _________ feels overwhelming to me right now, I can take cover under your wings!

God, I’ve been “calling on you” about _________, but it doesn’t feel like you’ve answered me.

Prayer Requests

I pray that you show me the “wonders of your great love” by _________.

Father, please take _________ (name) under your protective care, and give her/him refuge from _________.

Prayers of Readiness

I pray that you “keep an eye” on _________ (name) as he/she _________ this week.

Today, I will keep my eyes open to experience the “wonders of your great love” because _________.

 

 

Scripture meditations are one way to start reading the Bible more. They’re here to help us connect with God in the ordinary, extraordinary, everyday moments of life—visit this page for more!

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