Tag Archives: Psalms

Holy Communion in Psalm 78

This was my homily last night for Maundy Thursday. As you may know, there is a lot of poetry in the Bible.  Over the past century, poetry has taken quite a dive in public opinion; what was once considered a … Continue reading

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John Keble & the Protest of the Innocent

Today In History: Church Decline & Revival On 14 July 1833, John Keble preached a famous sermon that inspired a religious revival in England and spread to Anglican churches across the world.  That sermon was entitled “National Apostasy,” and it … Continue reading

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Praying Psalm 51 in Lent

Psalm 51 is probably the most famous of the penitential psalms.  Unsurprisingly, it has been set to one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written by a human being.  Traditionally it is sung (or just read and prayed) as … Continue reading

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Praying Psalm 38 in Lent

Have you ever felt guilty, and sorry for something that you did wrong?  Has the sting of your own sin ever pierced your heart?  This is an experience that can be tricky to handle.  Our culture generally encourages us to … Continue reading

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Praying Psalm 32 in Lent

When I first being introduced to the liturgical tradition of prayer (while serving as pianist at Roman Catholic Masses during college), something that struck me as strange was how much time the prayers spent telling God what He had already … Continue reading

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Praying Psalm 6 in Lent

One of the frequent themes in the Psalms is danger from “enemies.”  Oftentimes modern readers look at those verses and are drawn to that foreign far-off world in which King David was constantly fighting battles against the Philistines, or on … Continue reading

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Praying Psalm 102 in Lent

For the next couple months I intend to write about a psalm each week, particularly in how they can be prayed in continuity with the current season in the Church calendar. Psalm 102 is one of seven psalms traditionally identified … Continue reading

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