Read Psalm 84:1-7
84 How I love your Temple, Lord Almighty!
2 How I want to be there!
I long to be in the Lord’s Temple.
With my whole being I sing for joy
to the living God.
3 Even the sparrows have built a nest,
and the swallows have their own home;
they keep their young near your altars,
4 How happy are those who live in your Temple, always singing praise to you.
5 How happy are those whose strength comes from you,
who are eager to make the pilgrimage to Mount Zion.
6 As they pass through the dry valley of Baca,
it becomes a place of springs;
the autumn rain fills it with pools.
7 They grow stronger as they go;
they will see the God of gods on Zion. 
Last week we also read one of the ‘pilgrimage’ Psalms. Do you share the Psalmist’s passion? A deep desire to be with God, to be closer to God.
Lord, even though I sometimes feel far away; I know you are with me. Open my heart, my mind, my eyes and ears to your presence this week.
 American Bible Society. (1992). The Holy Bible: The Good news Translation (2nd ed.). New York: American Bible Society.
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