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Psalm 136:25-26 Who gives food to all creatures, for his mercy endures for ever. Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his mercy endures for ever.
Sanskrit mantras are used in meditation. This is why sacred words are often used in centering prayer. This is why self-help books prescribe daily affirmations.
Reading Psalm 136 aloud, each verse ending with “for his mercy endures for ever,” is a practice of repetition. Repetition builds belief. Beliefs fill the mind, escaping in words. A sound, sent out into the world, is a creation.
There’s benefit to monitoring the words in our lives. What words do you find repeating in your head? How do those repetitions manifest in your life?
MOVING FORWARD: Pray along with the rhythm of Psalm 136 today.