September 23, 2020

Praying the Psalms with Luther

READ: Ezekiel 21 Psalm 82 Titus 2:1-15

The 82nd Psalm is a Psalm of comfort against the tyrants who oppress those in misery. After the Gospel, the is no better jewel, no greater treasure, no richer alms, no fairer endowment, no finer possession than a ruler who makes and preserves just laws. For Christ practices three divine virtues … He advances God’s Word and the preachers of it; He makes and keeps laws for the poor; He protects and rescues the miserable. The service of God in Christendom is justice, peace, righteousness, life, and salvation. Of this kingdom of Christ the Gospels, and the Epistles of the Apostles, preach and testify.

PRAY: Thanks be to You, Ruler of all nations, because You have granted our native land free institutions of government, under which we enjoy both civil and religious liberty. By Your mighty hand protect the government of this free republic, and suffer it not to be overthrown by revolutions and civil wars; and always grant us honest and wise men for offices high and low. Amen.

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