Sanctifying the Night with a Benediction on the Day “We were alienated from our God;we were hostile in our minds toward our Creator.But we have been reconciled because of a Redeemerso that He could present us holy and blamelessand beyond reproachwhen He comes to receive us to Himself. One day the mountains will burst into … More A Benediction on the Day
Read Psalm 90 and 130 There is joy after tears when tears are humble. May all your tears flow from a humble heart. A Morning Prayer of Lament Taking Psalm 90 Personally 6205 days left. Six thousand two hundred days left. Six-thousand-two-hundred-days left. I can’t stretch them. Only You know if they or more are … More Day 7, Saturday — Waiting, Watching, in Wonder
Sometimes, God has to use a 2×4 to get our attention. Read Psalm 80 and 102 Psalm 102 is a personal lament prayer of one who is afflicted, when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the Lord. It captures some of the emotion that many of us are feeling during this time … More Friday, Day 6, A Lament from a Spiritual Desert
There is perhaps no one who believes in God who has not on ocassion asked this question? How Long O Lord? How long before a marriage improves, a son repents, a daughter expresses humility, a sorrow ends, an illness is overcome, a job situation improves, a depression ends? How long Lord, before this pain I … More Thursday, Day 5 — How Long O Lord?
Read Psalm 60 A Morning Lament in Time of Crisis “O God, we feel abandoned. We feel like Your anger with us is unrelenting. Our country is torn open and the whole land quakes with uncertainty and fear. We can’t survive without You. Repair our hearts for we stagger like drunken men, like men who … More A Lament for Monday — Day 2
All this week I will be publishing a series of Laments to correspond to the three Jewish “prayer hours” of the day. I hope that they are helpful. Sabbath Week of Lament — Day One, Sunday Read Psalm 44 A Morning Prayer of Lament “God, You have done so much for Your Church. You determined … More A Sabbath Week of Lament — Day One, Sunday
A Morning Praise of the King of King “Our Jewish friends will rest this day in praise of You for creation and Your command to cease from work. And many of us who have believed in their blessing— the Promised One, the Messiah, will rest in the grace that has been given to Gentiles. And … More A Sabbath Week of Praise — Saturday
A Morning Praise of the King of King “We rise this morning with joy. We rise this morning with hope. We rise this morning with purpose. We rise this morning knowing that Your words are pure. We rise this morning knowing that You will guard us and keep us. We praise You because our salvation … More A Sabbath Week of Praise — Friday
Praise Him in the Morning Remind your heart this morning with these words from Psalm 98 that your God is worthy of praise with every breath you take today. 1 Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. … More A Sabbath Week of Praise — Monday
A Morning Call to Worship “Let us give thanks to the LORD with our whole heart. Let us recount all of the wonderful deeds of God. Let us remind our souls of how beautiful are His works. Let us exalt Him; let us lift Him high. Let us sing the praise of His name, so … More Evil Responses to Evil Action are Not Transformed into Righteousness.