Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Pray the Psalms

Thanks to my friend Melancthon for his thoughts on Praying the Psalms . It helped me readjust my attitude today.

A good psalm for me tonight:

Psalm 32 Beati quorum

Happy are they whose transgressions are forgiven, and whose sin is put away!

Happy are they to whom the LORD imputes no guilt, and in whose spirit there is no guile!

While I held my tongue, my bones withered away, because of my groaning all day long.

For your hand was heavy upon me day and night; my moisture was dried up as in the heat of summer.

Then I acknowledged my sin to you, and did not conceal my guilt.

I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD." Then you forgave me the guilt of my sin.

Therefore all the faithful will make their prayers to you in time of trouble; when the great waters overflow, they shall not reach them.

You are my hiding-place;you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance.

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way that you should go; I will guide you with my eye.

Do not be like horse or mule, which have no understanding; who must be fitted with bit and bridle,or else they will not stay near you."

Great are the tribulations of the wicked; but mercy embraces those who trust in the LORD.

Be glad, you righteous, and rejoice in the LORD; shout for joy, all who are true of heart.

4 comments:

Dash said...

And to make it really wonderful, you could chant!

LutheranChik said...

Obviously you've never heard me chant.;-)

Dash said...

Yeah, but the CEO would enjoy it!

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