Find somewhere to sit – a bench or on the grass.
Watch things move in the breeze.
Just watch without trying to give it any meaning.
When you are ready get up and move somewhere else in the garden and do the same.
Read a Bible Verse…
Read the verse out loud and let the words wash over you.
‘The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters,
He refreshes my soul.’
Listen and Reflect
Here are two different versions of Psalm 23.
Reflect on whichever one you find most helpful or why not close your eyes and listen to the music.
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
God, my shepherd! I don’t need a thing.
You have bedded me down in lush meadows,
you find me quiet pools to drink from.
True to your word, you let me catch my breath
and send me in the right direction.
Even when the way goes through Death Valley,
I’m not afraid when you walk at my side.
Your trusty shepherd’s crook makes me feel secure.
You serve me a six-course dinner right in front of my enemies.
You revive my drooping head;
my cup brims with blessing.
Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life.
I’m back home in the house of God for the rest of my life.
Keep on going
There are four other reflections for you to take part in around the Churchyard. Can you find the others? We’d love to invite you to take part in some of the other ways in which we are doing and being church online at the moment. Check out our Facebook page to see our weekly Pyjama Church for families, Sunday 1030am gatherings and daily Six o’clock Live reflections.