What Do You Need God to Hear?

posted Mar 31, 2020, 7:25 AM by Tricia Sheffield


Dear Middletown Reformed Church Family Member, 

Blessings of peace to you in these uncertain times.

I just came from the sanctuary where I changed our Lent Prayer Station. This is important for me to do in order to provide us with some sense of normalcy -- however one can define that right now -- and continuity as we journey through the season of Lent. Even though we cannot be at the station together, I want to bring the station to you, somehow, someway. With that in mind, below is the meditation for the Prayer Station for this week based on Psalm 130. I invite you to read the text first and then reflect on the meditation. 

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord! Lord, hear my voice!
Psalm 130.1-2

"The bottom of the ocean was one of the most frightening, faraway places the psalmist could imagine. It still is, for us: we can fly to the moon, but we can barely explore the depths of the ocean.

It doesn't matter how deep, how far away we go; God can still hear us. And it doesn't matter what we have to say, because God wants to hear us.

What do you need God to hear? Take one of the marbles from the table and place it in the basket. Even if it comes from the deepest places, God will hear and hold what you say."

Assuredly, we can't pick up the marbles in church, so I invite you to find a stone, a rock, or even a marble if you have one around the house, and place it somewhere special, as you whisper what you need God to hear. Truly beloved one, you will be heard.

I so miss being with you in person. But, we will get through this, one day at a time.

In gratitude for the privilege of being your pastor and the holy call of loving you,

Pastor Trish
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