Easter Wednesday, April 3, 2012
The psalmist uplifts the beauty of the ways of the Lord. The word for “way” in Hebrew is derek, meaning, “to walk.” After one treads the same path over and over, it becomes well-worn—a road, a way. Also implied is the meaning of habit, the pathway in our souls when we do things repeatedly. As the comfort that comes from praying a familiar prayer, receive the joy and peace that come when you are walking in the well-worn ways of the Lord.
Each week you will learn an original Hebrew word for God’s will. The first stanza has seven out of ten of these words. We will take one of each of these seven synonyms for the seven Wednesdays of Easter this year. Repeat the word often in the original Hebrew. Peace will flow over you in one single psalm we pray during this year’s Easter season.
Derek: walking in Your ways v. 1
Seeking You with all my heart v. 2
Open my eyes to Your law. v. 18
Your decrees are my delight v. 24
For more about this way to pray, see “Daily Bible Breaths” in the menu above.
This is Easter Week, Year C.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Wednesdays are dedicated the Psalms. During Lent we read the Psalms of Ascent, 120-134.