Pastoral inspiration for our times from the Psalms
Updated: Oct 8, 2020
Our Anna Chaplaincy Lead for Wales, the Revd Sally Rees, has shared her Daily Thoughts on Psalm 139 which she supplies for use by her pastoral team.
You might find them useful as encouragement for people who are still spending protracted lengths of time at home alone and are feeling the pressures of this pandemic. They are based on readings from the New International Version of the Bible (NIV).
Sally has been sending them to her pastoral team over a three-week period as they support people over the phone whose health is vulnerable and are are shielding from the virus. Sally is based at St Catwgs, in the Crickhowell Ministry Area of Powys.
O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.
God knows us entirely. There is nothing he doesn't know about us. So he knows more about us than we do e.g. He knows how many hairs are on each of our heads (Luke 12:7). As we explore this psalm, we are going to be blown away with not only how much God knows us, but also that we are completely secure in his love for us. Our greatest gift from God is that he allows us to get to know something of himself. This is going to be exciting!
Dear Heavenly Father
As we start to explore this wonderful psalm
Help us to deepen our relationship with you
As we learn how much you care about us
And as we learn that you are completely trustworthy