The psalmist stitches together a variety of pleas flowing from a heart intimate with God. The opening twofold question loosens you to respond in abandoned prayer.
The psalm is one of my favorites; may it bring you comfort. There is joy in every verse moving from the images of security and protection from the Lord. The psalm will remind you of Psalm 23 as David experiences confidence in the presence of enemies, and the joy of dwelling in the house of the Lord.
In The Bible Through the Seasons Wednesdays are usually days when the readings are shorter. Spend time reading and re-reading the psalms. Review previous days’ readings, or catch up, if you want.
Just as Wednesday is the link between the first and second parts of the week, so do the psalms bond Jewish, Christian as well as Muslim Scriptures.
What are these?
You’re my light and salvation v. 1
You set me high on a rock. v. 5
Seeking the face of the Lord v. 8
Waiting for You, Lord Jesus v. 14
This is the sixth of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year A.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Wednesdays are dedicated to the Psalms,
one each week over the three-year cycle.
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