I am an emeritus professor from Cornell University and was a Commissioned Lay Preacher in the Presbyterian Church (USA). For many years I have followed the Daily Lectionary as printed in the Mission Yearbook of my church. For each day of a two-year cycle, the lectionary lists four psalms and three other scriptural passages--usually one from the Old Testament and two from the New Testament. My practice is to copy down a verse or two from one of the psalms and from each of the other three passages. After I have written out all four selections, I reflect upon them, rearrange their order, and incorporate them into a meditation. Sometimes I retain much of the original wording; sometimes all that remains of a selection is an idea that was stimulated when I read the original words. All selections are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. For the Daily Lectionary, see the link below.
Waiting for You, God, Just as I Am--Feb. 26, 2016

Jesus went with the disciples in the boat,
just as he was.
The brothers of Joseph went on their way
to Egypt to stand before him,
just as they were.
The wife and the husband have authority
over each other's body,
just as they are.
Gracious God, my soul waits for you,
just as I am.

Lectionary Readings
Ps. 22; 148; 105; 130
Gen. 43:1-15
1 Cor. 7:1-9
Mark 4:35-41

Selected Verses
Ps. 130:6
 …my soul waits for the Lord
          more than those who watch for the morning,
          more than those who watch for the morning.

Gen. 43:15
So the men took the present, and they took double the money with them, as well as Benjamin.  Then they went on their way down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.

1 Cor. 7:4
For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. 

Mark 4:36a 
And leaving the crowd behind, [the disciples] took [Jesus] with them in the boat, just as he was. 

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