IT IS NOT YOU WHO SHAPE GOD,
it is God who shapes you.
If, then, you are the work of God,
await the hand of the artist who does all things in due season.
Offer the Potter your heart,
soft and tractable,
and keep the form in which the Artist has fashioned you.
Let your clay be moist,
lest you grow hard and lose the imprint of the Potter’s fingers.
–Psalm 139, adapted by Irenaeus (2nd century)
–The Upper Room Worshipbook
“Psalm Prayer (Ps. 139)”, no. 348 in The Upper Room Worshipbook: Music and Liturgies for Spiritual Formation. Copyright © 2006 by Upper Room Books. All rights reserved. Used by permission. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Pray this psalm during your devotional time today. Share your thoughts.
The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.
Psalm 111:7, NRSV
This Week: pray for church study groups and Sunday school classes. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.
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This week we remember: Maximilian Kolbe (August 14).
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