God, the One and Only

Depend on our solid-rock and safe-harbor.

Take a few moments to sit quietly. Then, read the following passage (Psalm 62:1-8 from The Message) as a responsive prayer. Consider delegating the "leader" part to a group member.

Leader:

God, the one and only—
I'll wait as long as he says.

Group:

Everything I need comes from him,
so why not?
He's solid rock under my feet,
breathing room for my soul,
An impregnable castle:
I'm set for life.

Leader:

How long will you gang up on me?
How long will you run with the bullies?

Group:

There's nothing to you, any of you—
rotten floorboards, worm-eaten rafters,
Anthills plotting to bring down mountains,
far gone in make-believe.
You talk a good line,
but every "blessing" breathes a curse.

Leader:

God, the one and only—
I'll wait as long as he says.

Group:

Everything I hope for comes from him,
so why not?
He's solid rock under my feet,
breathing room for my soul,
An impregnable castle:
I'm set for life.

Leader:

My help and glory are in God
—granite-strength and safe-harbor-God—

Group:

So trust him absolutely, people;
lay your lives on the line for him.
God is a safe place to be.

After the reading, spend time silently praying. Suggest that each group member choose a verse or sentence that is significant, and write it down to carry throughout the week.

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