Great Plains Daily Devotional for 3/25/2023: Psalm 130:7-8

Today please be in prayer for

Church of the Shepherd, St Charles; Missouri Conference
Kansas City District
Trinity UMC, Racine; Wisconsin Conference
Kansas City District
Trinity UMC, Kansas City; Missouri Conference
Kansas City District
Duke Divinity School, Director of Admissions
Kansas City District

Today's Lectionary Text

Today’s Lectionary Text 

Psalm 130: 7-8 

Israel, put your hope in the Lord, 
for with the Lord is unfailing love 
and with him is full redemption. 
He himself will redeem Israel 
from all their sins. 


Today’s Reflective Questions 

  • When have you desperately waited for something?  
  • What characteristics of God do you rely on the most this week?  
  • How are you listening to God and others this week?  


Today's Devotional

This Lenten season, Bishop David Wilson, along with some conference staff and members of the laity, are inviting the people of the Great Plains Conference and beyond to “Pay Attention to God’s Voice” during this season of Lent. The theme for this week is Listening.  

This week take moments to actively listen to God through Scripture, others, and the world around you. Begin each day with a listening posture with a deep desire to hear people. Be especially attentive to the ways you can listen to others with depth and seeing the Holy Spirit in each person. Listen more than you talk this week.   

Hear how God is speaking to you in this week. Listen to your body and soul this week. In a world of pain, grief, and heartache, listen to God’s comfort and care. Be present to yourself and then to others.  

Hear God’s words through the Scriptures. The psalms are the songs, prayers, and hymnbook, naming how people have listened to God for thousands of years. The poet calls out to God remind us of who God is. We join with millions of people of faith throughout the centuries, repeating these words and listening to God’s guidance each day.  

Rev. Jee Sook Gil  


Rev. Nicole Conard  


Invitation to Go Deeper 

Today pray like a psalmist who cries out for God and longs for God’s forgiveness. God listens to our problems and worries. Take time now to sit in silence. If you like, set a time between 2 minutes, 5 minutes, 20 minutes or more to be in silence. Listen, wait for God’s response in your quiet place.  

Prayer for Reflection

O God, we put our hope you, Lord, for with You is unfailing love and with You is full redemption. You will redeem us from all our sins. Speak to us, Lord, your servants are listening. Amen.  


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