September 28, 2020

Praying the Psalms with Luther

READ: Ezekiel 26 Psalm 31 Hebrews 2:1-9

The 31st Psalm is a universal Psalm of thanks, a Psalm of prayer, and a Psalm of comfort, all at the same time. It is spoken in the person of Christ and of His Saints, who, on account of the Word of God, are plagued their entire lives – inwardly with fears and troubles; outwardly with persecutions, slander, and contempt. Yet they are comforted and delivered by God out of all of them. This Psalm belongs in the 2nd and 3rd Commandments and in the1st and 2nd Petitions of the Lord’s Prayer.

PRAY: Lord Jesus, we thank You for taking from us that heavy load of our sins which we could not bear, but which You bore in Your own body on the tree, ransoming us from eternal death. Grant us patience and resignation in suffering with You, that we may willingly take up our cross daily and follow You through suffering to glory. Amen.

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