Read…the text with an open mind…then, read it a second time.
I love you, O LORD my strength, O LORD my stronghold, my crag, and my haven. My God, my rock in whom I put my trust, my shield, the horn of my salvation, and my refuge; you are worthy of praise. I will call upon the LORD, and so shall I be saved from my enemies.’…Psalm 18:1-3
Look…at the scene in the reading.
Let your curiosity look for God at work in the people and their interactions.
Wait…in prayerful expectation.
Listen…for a word with a willing heart…
Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Respond…seeking clarity and vision to the question…
Describe some of the gifts that the Episcopal/Anglican tradition offers to our local communities? What do you see as the most precious treasures we have to offer our neighbors?