September 18, 2020

Praying the Psalms with Luther

READ: Ezekiel 16-18 Psalm 132 2nd Timothy 3:1-4:8

The 132nd Psalm is a Psalm of prayer in which Solomon, or the people of Israel, pray for the preservation of the priesthood and the kingdom. That is, they pray for the spiritual and worldly authorities: for God’s Word and temporal peace. For where these both stand well, things go well. The psalmist goes on to tell how such a prayer is not only heard, but that God has promised with an oath to preserve the kingdom and priesthood.

PRAY: You, O Christ, are worthy to receive honor and praise, because You gather for Yourself a Church out of every kingdom and tongue and nation. Because You have called us into Your kingdom, make us Your loyal subjects that, dressed and justified in the sight of the Father through Your redemption, we may also walk as Your subjects, glorifying Your name upon the earth. Amen.