Read Psalm 88 Sometimes called the “saddest psalm in the psalter” Psalm 88 is a psalm of deepest despair. But it is despair out of which there is a beam of hope shining brightly in the midst of its gloom. The English Standard editors supply the following heading: I Cry Out Day and Night Before … More 18 Verses, 1 Request: The Saddest Song in the Psalter
“Finally, brothers, rejoice, be restored, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.” The Legacy Standard Bible2 Corinthians 13:11 Oh to be a people who will live this way! “Lord, make it so. Like pottery, form us into a useful people”
Thursday Morning A Morning Call to Worship A Song of Ascents. 1 Out of the depths I called to You, O Yahweh.2 O Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive To the voice of my supplications.3 If You should keep iniquities, O Yah, O Lord, who could stand?4 But with You there is … More Psalm 130 A Morning Call to Worship
When you get to Psalm 96 in your reading through the Psalms, you have arrived at a Psalm intoxicated with the worthiness of God. The Psalmist knows his God and because he knows God he wants others to know Him. His Psalm is his invitation to the nations, to the all creation, to everything in … More What Revel’s “Bolero” Has in Common with Psalm 96
“Our Lord does not change and is filled with light,Let us therefore worship Him throughout this dayas the One whose faithfulnesswill light every step we take this day.Let us look for His hand and depend on His Spiritin every moment of the day.” cf. Malachi 3:6 and 1 John 1:5
A Morning Call to Worship “Our Mighty Rock, our Refuge, our LORD,has watched us as we sleptand has prepared good works for usto walk in this day. Some of those good works are words we will speak, care we will give, a smile we will shine, a note we will write, … More Use the Day. Spend it Well.
This is an experiment. I have posted video’s of others but very rarely (I think one) of myself. Maybe this will be a flop. But if it is, at least for those who see this, the exposure they gain from the words of this 160 year old hymn will still be an encouragement to appreciate … More Not What My Hands Have Done
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