Scripture for the day is Psalm 119:73-80

Your hands have made and fashioned me;
    give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.
74 Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice,
    because I have hoped in your word.
75 I know, O Lord, that your judgments are right,
    and that in faithfulness you have humbled me.
76 Let your steadfast love become my comfort
    according to your promise to your servant.
77 Let your mercy come to me, that I may live;
    for your law is my delight.
78 Let the arrogant be put to shame,
    because they have subverted me with guile;
    as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.
79 Let those who fear you turn to me,
    so that they may know your decrees.
80 May my heart be blameless in your statutes,
    so that I may not be put to shame.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying,  Lord, when I  am licking my wounds I don’t think of anyone else and I want to be alone. But help me at such times to be open to others’ help, and show me ways to encourage them in my times of difficulty. Lord, you thought only of me during your suffering, so let me think of my community during mine. Amen.