Epiphany, Day 45


Today’s morning and evening meditations are available below in script and audio forms. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.


Morning

SCRIPT VERSION

Invitation

“The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” (Lamentations 3:25-26)

Silence

(Spend few moments in silence and stillness).

Reading: Psalm 47:1-7

Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy. For the Lord Most High is awesome. He subdued our enemies under us, our foes under our feet. He chose our inheritance for us, his people, whom he loved. God has ascended amid shouts of joy, the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets. Sing praises to him, the King of all the earth.

Prayer

• for a love of and commitment to the communities in which God has placed us

• for God to equip us to serve in uniquely compassionate ways in the public arena

• for those who work in colleges and universities

AUDIO VERSION


Evening

SCRIPT VERSION

Reading: Luke 8:22-25

One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger.

The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”

He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples.

In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”

Silence

(Spend few moments in silence and stillness).

Dwelling

Read the passage again. Find a word or phrase that catches your eye or moves your heart. Slowly repeat it. Pray your thoughts, desires, needs, and feelings from your meditation. Enjoy the presence of God.

Prayer

Master Jesus, in the stormy waves of life I have no one else more prominent or powerful to turn to than you, who sits at the right hand of the Father and has all power in heaven and earth. Thank you that I can boldly pray, knowing I am heard because you are God’s dearly loved Son. Amen. (BC 26)

Blessing

“May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.” (Psalm 33:22)

AUDIO VERSION

 

About Epiphany

Epiphany is a series of weeks, beginning twelve days after Christmas, in which the church reflects on the manifestation of Christ to all peoples.

Abbreviations

BC Belgic Confession

CD Canons of Dort

HC Heidelberg Catechism

WC Westminster Confession

WLC Westminster Larger Catechism

WSC Westminster Shorter Catechism

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