hello and welcome to the bud and bloom meditation series.
today we meditate on psalm one which encourages us to meditate on the word of the lord day and night. to start meditation, let’s begin with opening prayer in three parts which is to give thanks, pray for forgiveness and the pray with the Lord’s prayer.
Give thanks prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you for today, I thank you for Your lovingkindness, your goodness and faithfulness. I thank You for your peace, I thank you for your love, I thank you for Your grace, I thank you for Your grace, I thank you for Your mercy, I thank you for Your lovingkindness, You are a good good God and You have been good to me. So Lord, I give you thanks. I praise Your holy name. I worship You for who You are to me Oh God. You are the God who hears, the God who sees. The God who listens and the God who cares. The God who is with me, who has never left me and has never forsaken me. I thank you Lord and I worship you with all my heart, mind, soul strength. Help me to love you Lord and to love my neighbour as myself. In Jesus Name we pray.
Forgiveness prayer Lord, I pray for forgiveness of sins, I pray that You forgive me for all my sins.
The ones I have committed on purpose, and the one I have committed unintentionally.
I pray for forgiveness that Your lovingkindness and the blood of Jesus cleanses me from all my sins.
Lord I thank you for the power in the blood of Jesus.
I thank you for Your lovingkindness and faithfulness.
Forgive my sins, in the name of Jesus, we pray.
THE LORDS PRAYER
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
Psalm One Meditation
1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Lord, I thank You for your Word. In all my walking, may I walk in Your counsel Lord. In all my mediations, may I meditate in Your law. And in all my fruit bearing, may I be planted by the rivers of Your waters. AMEN
Lord, help me to walk in Your counsel. Let my delight be in Your Law. Help me to meditate and to do this day and night. Father plant me like a tree in the rivers of water so that I can bring forth fruit in my seasons. Let me not whither and let all I do prosper. AMEN
Read Psalm 1 again and see if any words resonate with you.
What does it mean to be blessed and what does the word counsel mean to you?
To me, being blessed means favour, grace and mercy and the word counsel means to be taught with wisdom and to be guided with understanding.
Let think about verse 2- what does it mean to delight in the law of the Lord? Is it to read His word, is it to do His will joyfully, is it to understand the ways of the Lord? What does it mean to delight in the law of the Lord? Or is meditating day and night the first step?
Let’s look at verse 3
Heavenly father Lord, let me be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings forth its fruit in its season and let my root wither and let all that I do prosper. Let repeat verse three times.
1ST TIME “ And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper”
This time add I- personalise it to you And I shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in her season; her leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever I doeth shall prosper.
Finally, add your name And Hannah shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth her fruit in her season; Hannah’s leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever Hannah doeth shall prosper.
Father whatever ungodly things I do in my life, please cleanse me from it and let Your Grace and Mercy transform me. let me be like the righteous. I commit all my ways into Your hands Lord so that you know them Lord and, let it be the ways of the righteous. In Jesus name, we pray.