Read Psalm 74 and Psalm 38 Lament : to mourn aloud; to wail. 1 : to express sorrow, mourning, or regret for, … often demonstratively : to mourn 2 : to regret strongly Still another aspect of Lament in the Psalm literature of the Old Testament is confusion. The lamenting soul is tormented by confusion over … More Calling Out from Pain — Day 3
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
Lament : to mourn aloud; to wail. 1 : to express sorrow, mourning, or regret for, … often demonstratively : to mourn 2 : to regret strongly A new series begins next Sunday. Each day at midnight, I will post a series of three laments, one to correspond to each of the three “hours” … More A Sabbath Week of Lament — Sunday
Wednesday Praise for the King of this Morning Remind your heart this morning with these words and thoughts from Psalm 10 that your God is worthy of praise with every breath you take today. “We praise You O God for Your longsuffering with us. You are King forever and ever, yet You continue to demonstrate … More A Sabbath Week of Praise — Wednesday
Beginning next Sunday, I am going to begin writing a new series of posts lasting exactly one week. Each day will include three praises, one for each of the three traditional hours of prayer in a Jewish day. I am not oblivious to what is going on in the culture today. The injustice, the racism, … More Why I Am and Am Not Writing About Riots and Injustice
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.
Part of the Poetry Project Read Psalm 20 first What Would it Mean to Hear You? What would it mean to hear you answer in the day of trouble? To hear a word, a response from You after all our cries for protection, after all our sacrifices and offerings, after all our waiting and longing, … More What Would It Mean to Hear You?
A Morning Call to Worship “Let us be glad in our Maker. Let all of His children rejoice in their King. Let the children of the redeemed praise Him with dancing. Let the muscians put all their talents to the task, of giving Him thanks for His salvation. Let us run into this day with … More Sanctifying the Time Between Today and Tomorrow
Sanctifying the Day A Morning Call to Worship “Our God is the God who formed the inward parts, those parts that doctors study for a lifetime, he designed and shaped and knitted together all of them, while we resided in our mother’s wombs. Nothing in our frame was hidden from Him when He was shaping … More Start, Walk and Finish the Day with Him
A continuing series based on the Hebrew pattern of the first century of sanctifying the day by reminding the heart of its need for God. A Morning Call to Worship “Lord, as we begin this day, incline our hearts to Your testimonies. Confirm Your promises to us that our hearts would be wise in our … More Sanctifying the Day