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Do We Trust in God’s Salvation? (LOH Tuesday Week 3)

The following reflections are provided for individual or communal reflection in preparation for praying the Liturgy of the Hours.

Morning Prayer -> Evening Prayer -> How to Pray


Morning Prayer

Psalm 85 -> Isaiah 26:1-4, 7-9, 12 -> Psalm 67

1. Take a few moments to reflect on the themes of the prayers this morning:

This morning we are invited to reflect on our salvation in the midst of difficult circumstances and the separation we may feel from God (Psalm 85). In his Confessions, Saint Augustine reflects on Psalm 85 as he considers the mercy of God present throughout his own wanderings away from God (Book III, XI, 19) and journey to conversion (Book VIII, I, 1). In Isaiah 26:1-4, 7-9, 12 we are reminded of the strength of God’s promise of salvation and invited to renew our trust in Him (Isaiah 26:1-4, 7-9, 12). We are then invited to praise God in the midst of our own darkness and fears and tell others the good news of the promise of salvation we have to get us through the day (Psalm 67).

2. Consider one or more of these questions for reflection:

  • Where are you experiencing fear, anxiety, or shame in your life? Do you trust these to the Lord? (Psalm 85).
  • How have you experienced God’s mercy or help in the past? Do you trust His promises? (Isaiah 26:1-4, 7-9, 12).
  • How are you thankful for the gift of God’s mercy and protection today? How might you share this good news with someone else today? (Psalm 67).

Evening Prayer

Psalm 125 -> Psalm 131 -> Revelation 4:11, 5:9, 10, 12

1. Take a few moments to reflect on the themes of the prayers this evening:

The prayers this evening invite us to reflect on how well we trust God. Those who put their trust in the Lord cannot be shaken as the Lord surrounds them (Psalm 125). This trust demands that we approach with childlike trust (e.g., Luke 18:17) and humility (Psalm 131). God is worthy to receive all glory and honor and power and the appropriate response for all that God has given us through the day is praise (Revelation 4:11, 5:9, 10, 12).

2. Consider one or more of these questions for reflection:

  • What areas of your life do you find it difficult to trust that God will lead and protect you? (Psalm 125)
  • How are you trying to solve your own challenges or address your own restlessness outside of God? (Psalm 131)
  • How has God been present in your life throughout the day in positive experiences or answered prayers? (Revelation 4:11, 5:9, 10, 12)
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