A Symphony of Synonyms

Tap here for a video meditation on Psalm 145.

The subtitle for this Psalm is “A Praise of David.” From this prayer until we come to the end of the Wednesday cycle in Psalm 150, praise will pervade every psalm.

This is another example of an acrostic poemeach verse beginning with the next letter of the Hebrew alphabet. This structure offers a sense of movement and completion to the prayer. Further adding to the feeling of completion, the psalmist exhausts all the possible words for “praise” in Hebrew, making a kind of symphony of synonyms. How many words in English can you find that will fill your soul with praise?

This is a fitting psalm for all the readings for this week, as well as for the ones in these final weeks of God’s year of grace.

Psalm 145

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We continue to read the Psalms in numerical order.

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