Series 10: Lesson 4 — Psalm 80

Psalm 80Lectio Divina

Lectio:  Read through Psalm 80 several times. As you read —

  • Highlight the repeated refrain in verses 3, 7, 14, 19.
  • Underline the questions.
  • Highlight, in a different color, the several pleas to God.
  • Circle the names and descriptions used for God.  Notice the progression used in the name of God.
  • List beside the text the type of words used:  Praise, plea, question, complaint, refrain. Take note of the patterns that emerge.

Meditatio:

Focus on the words and phrases that spoke to you as you immersed yourself in this Psalm.  Repeat them several times, committing them to memory.

IMG_2301 Oratio:

Pray the words of the Psalm that speak to your situation and community.  Reflect these words back to God as a prayer from your heart.

 Contemplatio:

Let these words sink deep into your soul: Restore us, Lord God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.

Be silent before God, and listen.  Be thankful.

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