Week Five: Trust

Preparation

  • Recite Psalms 130 & 131
  • Moment of silence

Presence through the word

  • Psalm reading (selected from below)
    • Morning:         Psalm 27
    • Noon:             Psalm 31
    • Vespers:          Psalm 71:1-13
    • Night:             Psalm 71:14-24
  • Moment of Silence
  • Scripture readings:
    • Monday:         Genesis 17:1-14
    • Tuesday:         Genesis 17:15-27
    • Wednesday:   Genesis 21:22-34
    • Thursday:       Genesis 24:1-27
    • Friday:             Genesis 50:22-26
  • Moment of Silence

Practicing the presence

Who do you trust? Engage in a conversation with a friend about trust. Introduce the topic by saying this is an assignment from the devotional guide you are using.

List what it is that creates trust between people. What makes you trust someone? As you share this with your friend (remember, this is a conversation—what do they think?) make a list of people you trust or you think you could trust if you were in relationship with them.

Ask your friend “what would make me a more trustworthy person?” Close the conversation by sharing how you plan to become more trustworthy.

Prayers

  • Prayers of thanksgiving and petition
  • Journaling or silent reflection
  • “The Lord’s Prayer”
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About Darryl Willis

Darryl has been working for non-profits for over 36 years. His current work takes him to Ukraine several times a year. He has fallen in love with the country and the people. Darryl writes poetry and his work has appeared in several online and print journals.
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