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 haven’t blogged at all until today so? I’m just going to do a composite post for the Psalms for Monday and Tuesday:

Monday: Psalm 25:4 really jumped out at me: “Show me thy ways oh Lord, teach me thy paths.”

Since we do use the church calendar we are now entering into Lent which is (among other things) a time of seeking to know what it is that God asks of us and of measuring where we are in walking the path He has given. I often wonder how we discern our direction in the midst of our busy days? As we go about the cleaning, homeschooling, gardening, talking with friends, running errands business of our lives how do we know where we are going?

This prayer says “show me”, “teach me” let my path become so much a part of me that I know that my feet are on it no matter how mundane I may feel my current activities to be….

Tuesday: Psalms 26 and 28

Psalm 26:3 “For thy loving kindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.”

The word loving kindness always makes me think of the second petition of Form I of the Prayers of the People in the Book of Common Prayer:

“For the peace from above, for the loving kindness of God, and for the salvation of our souls, we pray to you O, Lord”

Not only do we want God to incline his loving kindness towards us, we also want to possess it so that we can give it to others.

Psalm 63:3 states “Thy loving kindness is better than life…”

Do we really understand that to the point that loving kindness shows in our lives? Do our children experience loving kindness in our words and our actions? Do our husbands? What about our larger community? The tired cashier at the grocery store?

Loving kindness is surely part of the path we are to walk.

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