Everyday reading of God’s Word offers you rest from outer activity and commitment, so that you can gather energy from your commitment to what is inward. A psalm in the middle of the work-week provides this moment of rest in a special way. Pause to look around you at a world that hastens to fulfill its own will, instead of God’s will. The world needs intercession; the Psalms are perfect for that.
Notice what the psalmist does today for his “coffee break.” Quickly and easily, he gets in touch with a contemplation of the whole world, catching the awesome power of Godly awareness, as did the writer of the opening chapters of Genesis. This pause for refreshment has the psalmist return to what is most basic in his life. May the psalm lift you to the same perspective and call forth new songs from your heart.
What are these?
Earth full of Thy steadfast love v. 5
You fashioned the hearts of all. v. 15
My soul waiting for the Lord v. 20
Trusting in Thy holy name v. 21
This is the twelfth 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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