Psalm 19

Lectio Divina. {Divine Reading} Read. Reflect. Respond. Rest.


Before I read this morning, I asked God to help me read it through the lens of God’s choosing. I don’t always do this – sometimes I forget I guess, or sometimes I just dive right in for whatever reason. Setting aside my own potential agenda when I read is an act of surrender for me.


I was drawn to a number of phrases in this Psalm. First, I stopped and read the last line of verse 3 several times: “unspoken truth is spoken everywhere”. Everywhere. Everywhere. {Respond} Open my ears, Lord, to your unspoken truth that is spoken everywhere. Not just in some places. Everywhere. Then I sat with the descriptions of God’s word in verses 7-9. These are the words that I was drawn to: Whole. Clear. Right. Plain. These are not ambiguous words! And put into the context of the rest of the words in verses 7-9, a very clear picture of what God’s word is, does, and is for, emerges. And doesn’t that fit with “unspoken truth is spoken everywhere”? This is the unspoken truth!


My prayer response this morning are the words in verses 12-14: Clean the slate, God, so we can start the day fresh! Keep me from stupid sins, from thinking I can take over your work; Then I can start this day sun-washed, scrubbed clean of the grime of sin. These are the words in my mouth; these are what I chew on and pray. Accept them when I place them on the morning altar, O God, my Altar-Rock, God, Priest-of-My-Altar. Keep me from stupid sins, from thinking I can take over your work!


Candice Letkeman

Candice is married to Curt and is the leader of the iPray team at Seeds Church.