We continue these psalms of praise that have the word “Alleluia” in them. Jesus and his disciples sang these special psalms while making their way from the Upper Room of the Last Supper to the Garden of Gethsemane. There Jesus went into a deep agony about what was going to happen to him. This particular psalm must have been a comfort to Jesus. He knew that though the next hours would be horrible, God his father would give him strength.
Is there anything that is challenging you these days? Are there situations that you just don’t want to face? Pray this psalm, aware of all this as a way to bring your thoughts and feelings to God who is always with you and will give you all that you need.
Here’s an idea: take one minute by your watch and make a list of the good things in your life that have come from God.
Wednesdays are devoted to the reading of the Psalms,
one a week across the three-year cycle.
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