Tag Archives: Psalms

We see dimly

It’s hard to talk about Charlottesville. It’s also hard not to. Thoughts on Psalm 70 Be pleased, O God, to deliver me. …..O Lord, make haste to help me! 2 Let those be put to shame and confusion …..who seek … Continue reading

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Floodwaters

A young man in the parish died on or shortly after Easter. He was 26. I met with his parents today. Faith seems like such a thin thread in the midst of such anguish. Continue reading

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The words of my mouth

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14) Pastors know these words. I cannot speak for all traditions, nor for all pastors … Continue reading

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Psalm 121

A song of conviction, A song of peace, A song sung by those weary with the journey yet made joyful by the destination. I A Song of Conviction I lift up my eyes to the hills–      where does my … Continue reading

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Psalm 17: At the true end of prayer, we no longer abide in bitterness

Psalm 17, the closing verses. You still the hunger of those you cherish;      their sons have plenty,      and they store up wealth for their children. 15 And I– in righteousness I will see your face;      when I … Continue reading

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More on Psalm 17

We pray for God to draw forth his sword and God hears the call to redeem the earth. 8 Keep me as the apple of your eye;      hide me in the shadow of your wings It doesn’t say apple.  … Continue reading

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Psalm 17

There may be no greater cry of the heart than the cry to be heard. The text of Psalm 17: Hear, O Lord, my righteous plea;     listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer–     it does not … Continue reading

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