Praising with Your Whole Being

Today’s Reflection

PSALM 150 invites earth and heaven, sanctuary and sky, to united in praise to God. It encourages us to employ whatever we can – our bodies through dancing or instruments through making music – in praise to God.

Cross: Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,
Invitatory bead: praise God, all creatures here below.Resurrection bead:Alleluia! Alleluia!
1st cruciform bead:God, you are praised above the heavens.
Week beads, set 1: With each bead recite, “Holy, holy, holy,” the song the angels sing around God’s throne.
2nd cruciform bead: God, creation sings your praise.
Week beads, set 2: Use each bead to focus on the wide variety of creation: trees, plants, animals.
3rd cruciform bead: God, through the skill you have given me, I can create instruments of priase.
Week beads, set 3: Use each bead to express gratitude for different musical instruments used in praising God.
4th cruciform bead: God, I will praise you with all that I have.
Week beads, set 4: With each bead recite, “With all that I am, I praise you.”
Resurrection bead: Praise God, the source of all our gifts,
Invitatory bead: praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts,
Cross: Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Amen.

– Kristen E. Vincent and Max O. Vincent
Another Bead, Another Prayer

From pages 28-29 of Another Bead, Another Prayer: Devotions to Use with Protestant Prayer Beads by Kristen E. Vincent and Max O. Vincent. Copyright © 2014 by Kristen E. Vincent and Max O. Vincent. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

Pray the prayer adapted from Psalm 150. If you have prayer beads, use them as you pray. Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.

Acts 1:26, NRSV

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This week we remember: John of Avila (May 10).

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