September 21, 2020

Praying the Psalms with Luther

READ: Ezekiel 19 Psalm 30 2nd Timothy 4:9-22

The 30th Psalm is a Psalm of thanks in which the psalmist gives thanks that God has redeemed him from the high spiritual afflictions of the devil, which are sadness, depression, terror, despair, doubt, the perils of death, and similar poisonous, fiery darts of the devil. Nevertheless, the psalmist knows he has the comfort that God is only angry for the blink of an eye and neither desires nor wills our death or distress but desires rather to see us live and be joyful. This Psalm belongs to the 2nd Commandment and the 1st Petition.

PRAY: Thanks to You, our Father in heaven, for the countless blessings You have bestowed on us from our childhood days. Thanks to You because You have so often been our Helper in spiritual and bodily need. As in the past, be with us in the future to give us a joyous heart, to uphold us in trials, to strengthen us in temptations, and to comfort us by Your Holy Spirit, through Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.

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