Tag Archives: Psalms

I have more understanding than the aged

On the 25th day of the month, at Evening Prayer, the Anglican Prayer Book tradition leads us through the middle of Psalm 119.  The end of this evening’s portion of the psalm includes verses 97-104. Lord, what love I have … Continue reading

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Psalm 90: O God our help in ages past

Psalm 90 begins with the simple but heartfelt words Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to another. This is captured and paraphrased in a famous and beloved hymn: O God, our help in ages past, Our hope … Continue reading

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Psalm 23 – The Good Shepherd in Life

What convenient timing!  Yesterday was the 4th Sunday of Easter where we heard about Jesus as our Good Shepherd, and today is the 4th day of the month where we read Psalm 23 at Evening Prayer!  So we get to … Continue reading

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Celebrating the goodness of creation

Many of the psalms have a particular association with them in Christian tradition.  Ash Wednesday is inseparable from Psalm 51, Psalm 23 is heard at what seems to be the majority of funerals, and Psalm 104 has a strong connection … Continue reading

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Strive to Enter God’s Rest

The Epistle to the Hebrews, of anonymous authorship, is my favorite book in the New Testament.  I know that St. Paul’s letters are very popular, as are the four Gospels, and that a lot of people find Hebrews kind of strange, but … Continue reading

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Blessed are the people who have the Lord for their God

On the 30th day of the month in the Prayer Book tradition, we come to the end of the Psalms in the daily rounds of prayer, and among them is Psalm 144. Like the one we explored last Monday, this … Continue reading

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Celebrating Hope with Psalm 114

Evening Prayer on the 23rd day of the month sees Psalm 114 leading the Psalms Appointed for that Office.  It’s a short psalm, which is always helpful for those who are new to praying the psalms, and it explores the … Continue reading

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