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 16, 2022

— Ordinary Time • Week 24 • Day 4

Invitation Psalm 48:14

"For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end."


Bible Song Psalm 119:129-136

Your statutes are wonderful;
therefore I obey them.

The unfolding of your words gives light;
it gives understanding to the simple.

I open my mouth and pant,
longing for your commands.

Turn to me and have mercy on me,
as you always do to those who love your name.

Direct my footsteps according to your word;
let no sin rule over me.

Redeem me from human oppression,
that I may obey your precepts.

Make your face shine on your servant
and teach me your decrees.

Streams of tears flow from my eyes,
for your law is not obeyed.

Bible Reading Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,

a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,

a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,

a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,

a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,

a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,

a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.



Read again, perhaps out loud ... how has God's Word moved you? Ponder and meditate what has connected with your heart or mind ... pray to God what it is that has moved you today ... turn your thoughts to God and quietly enjoy being with him.

Free Prayer

  • for our national and local communities
  • for the continent of North America
  • for areas or issues of racial strife

Prayer HC 1

God for all time, assure me that no matter the moment, I belong to you. Whatever the season — whether in cold stillness, budding brightness, full bloom, or loss and decay — I trust all my times are in your hands. In my faithful Savior's name, amen.

Blessing Matthew 5:10

"Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."