Personal Spiritual Exercises
Each week we’re suggesting a couple of spiritual exercises. These are not required, but they may help us to actually live our faith and grow as followers of Jesus. Feel free to practice one or both of them. If a certain exercise is very helpful for you, maybe you can figure out a way to incorporate it into your daily life.
(Upward Look) Begin your day reading Psalm 16. Notice the characteristics of God; write them down, repeat them back to Him, or form them into a prayer of gratitude.
(Outward Look) Using Psalm 16 again, pay attention to people who come to mind as you read those verses. Perhaps you know someone who needs a safe refuge right now; insert their name in verse 1 as a prayer on their behalf. If you think of another who needs direction and peace, you might personalize verse 11 for them. Praying for others using God’s Word as a guide is a powerful tool for them—and for you!