Seeking God's Face is a daily, contemplative devotional — rooted in the ancient traditions of the Divine Office and "lectio divina" — guiding you to renewed communion with God through sacred Scripture and universal prayer.

November 3, 2022

— Ordinary Time • Week 22 • Day 5

Invitation Psalm 66:20

"Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!"


Bible Song Psalm 110:1, 4-7

The Lord says to my lord:
"Sit at my right hand

until I make your enemies
a footstool for your feet."...

The Lord has sworn
and will not change his mind:

"You are a priest forever,
in the order of Melchizedek."

The Lord is at your right hand;
he will crush kings on the day of his wrath.

He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead
and crushing the rulers of the whole earth.

He will drink from a brook along the way,
and so he will lift his head high.

Bible Reading Job 2:7-10

So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head. Then Job took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it as he sat among the ashes.

His wife said to him, "Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!"

He replied, "You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?"

In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.



Read again slowly ... find a word or phrase that catches your eye or moves your heart ... slowly repeat it ... pray your thoughts, desires, needs, and feelings from your meditation ... enjoy the presence of your Lord and Savior.

Free Prayer

  • for a deeper understanding of the gospel
  • for the full experience of our adoption as God's children
  • for vibrant prayer lives

Prayer HC 1

God of severe mercy, like Job, eventually I will lose everything — whatever treasures I have, my family, my health, my life. This bitter reality challenges my core motives: why am I following you? Who am I living this life for? Yet in this I rest: I belong to you, come what may. Amen.

Blessing Matthew 5:8

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God."