Category Archives: Praying the Psalms

Praying the Psalms: 37:1-18

The other Sunday the Gospel reading was taken from the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus instructs us not to worry about what we need to wear or eat. “Don’t worry”?!! You have to be kidding me? How else am … Continue reading

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Praying the Psalms:95,32, 143 Ash Wednesday

Do you find it as thought -provoking as I do that the first Psalm that we read on the first day of Lent is a Psalm of praise? The other two are Psalms of repentance and pleading for God’s mercy- … Continue reading

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Praying the Psalms:25

In the interest of sanity I have decided not to blog on Sunday. For one thing I often don’t have time for devotions on Sunday morning and for another I do need a day of rest. Actually this week I … Continue reading

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Praying the Psalms: 20, 21:1-7

After a week of prayers mostly having to do with ourselves and our needs and thanksgivings, we finish the week focusing on others. Psalm 20: The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of … Continue reading

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Praying the Psalms:Weekly Challenge 1

This week we have read 11 passages from the Psalms ranging in mood from cries for help to statements of fact about God and his faithfulness. Now thinking over your experiences and your response to the Psalms, write a short … Continue reading

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Praying the Psalms: 16,17

Three verses always stand out to me in this portion of the Lectionary. Psalm 16:6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant [places]; yea, I have a goodly heritage. Psalm 16:8 I have set the LORD always before me: … Continue reading

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Praying the Psalms: 18:1-20

Sometimes the images in this Psalm make me uncomfortable. They remind me a little too much of the mythical creatures I learned about in school who destroyed everything they touched. I wonder do I really want to be associated with … Continue reading

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Praying the Psalms: 119:1-24

In the Daily Office Lectionary Psalm 119 is divided into readings of three sections each. Today we look at the first three sections. The great theme of Psalm 119 is the Word of God specifically his laws, and testimonies. In … Continue reading

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Praying the Psalms: 5,6

Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear my voice ascending high, To thee shall I direct my prayer, To Thee lift up my eye. (Traditional Hymn) My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will … Continue reading

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Praying the Psalms: Psalms 1, 2, 3

Well here we are at the beginning of the Psalm cycle for Morning Prayer in the Daily Office Lectionary. The Psalms appointed are 1,2, and 3, but before we get started I’d like to mention a  method I find helpful … Continue reading

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