Finding God's Goodness

Lifelong Learning: Weekly Reflection Summary and Looking for God’s Goodness

Sunday – Scared Silence. “How good it would be if each one of us… were able to recover this contemplative dimension of life, opened wide in silence.”

Monday – A Humble Heart. Deliver me, from the desire of being esteemed.

Tuesday – Greatness Within. Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

Wednesday – Already Loved. I am inseparable from the love of God. Romans 8:35

Thursday – Taking a Break from Worry. I have peace with God. Romans 5:1

Friday – Image of Beauty. I am the image and glory of God. 1 Corinthians 11:7

Looking for God’s Goodness in contemplation and prayer.

You might find goodness in this simple prayer of being from Fr. Richard Rohr comes from Psalm 46:10 of the Hebrew Scriptures: “Be still and know that I am God.”

Instruction

1) Find a quiet place, gently close your eyes, and take a few deep breaths. Prepare to pray the Psalm in 5 consecutively diminishing sentences.

2) Either aloud or quietly to yourself, say the words, “Be still and know that I am God.”

3) After a couple deep breaths, pray, “Be still and know that I am.”

4) After a couple deep breaths, pray “Be still and know.”

5) After a couple deep breaths, pray, “Be still.”

6) After a couple deep breaths, pray, “Be.”

7) When ready, pray, “Amen.”

This prayer can also be prayed with a group. The facilitator leads with each phrase and the group repeats aloud after each consecutively diminishing phrases. The pause between each phrase can be lengthened depending on your need or the needs of the group.

Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am.

Be still and know.

Be still.

Be.

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