Lenten Blog 2/28/2018

One of the great insights from the book we read at Book Club, “Life Together” was talking about praying the Psalms.  In fact, the prayer book that Jesus used was the Book of Psalms. Just as he taught us the Lord’s Prayer, we can also pray like Jesus when we pray the Psalms.

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I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer.   Show the wonder of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes.  Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings from the wicked who assail me, from my mortal enemies who surround me. (Psalm 17:6-9)

As Jesus prayed this he would ponder how he is the right hand of God.  His actions and the cross would bring salvation.  Even though he was surrounded by enemies, he personally knew the wonder of God’s great love. So, Jesus knew better than anyone the great love of God the Father.  He knows what it is like to be the apple of God’s eye.   That is such a great way of saying how much they are loved by another.  You are the apple of God’s eye today and forever in Jesus.

Whenever you struggle with how to pray and what to pray for, pray like Jesus.  Pray the Psalms.

 

In Christ’s Service, 

Pastor Dave    

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