The Practice of Remembering


In the conversation for Sunday, May 27, 2018, Pastor Stuart Nice encourages us to take some focused time to remember the times and ways God has worked on our behalf in the past so that we can trust that God will meet us today.

Sacred Reading 00:00-13:15, Conversation 13:15-42:30

I will remember the deeds of the Lord.
I will remember your ancient miracles.
I will reflect on all your actions
and think about what you have done.
Psalms 77:11-12 (GW)
  • How we focus our past informs our future
  • Remembering reconnects us
  • Reflection grounds us
  • How to set a memorial

Sacred Reading

A note about the recording of the Sacred Reading:
The reader will pause between each of the four readings. The pauses have been left in the recording so that the listener can experience the rhythm of the gathering and even participate in the reading. Below are the guidelines for each of the four readings of the practice. 

  • Read: Read the passage and receive it as God’s message to you.
  • Reflect: Read the passage again and look for the word or phrase that the Holy Spirit highlights to your heart.
  • Respond: Take the highlighted words and make them a prayer.
  • Rest: Rest your heart on God’s promises.
I will remember the deeds of the Lord;
yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.
I will consider all your works
and meditate on all your mighty deeds.”
Your ways, God, are holy.
What god is as great as our God?
You are the God who performs miracles;
you display your power among the peoples.
With your mighty arm you redeemed your people,
the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.
Psalms 77:11-15 (NIV)