September 30, 2020

Praying the Psalms with Luther

READ: Ezekiel 28 Psalm 83 Hebrews 3:1-11

The 83rd Psalm is a Psalm of prayer. It is much the same as Psalm 80, which clearly spells out the names of the Gentile nations. And so, I remind you of the prayer against the constant enemies, the neighboring people, the Philistines, Syrians, Moabites, and Edomites, who surrounded the people of Israel, pestering and attacking them. So now also we pray against our enemies and neighbors, that they come to know the Christ of God.

PRAY: How often, O Lord of Hosts, have You protected Your Church and put her enemies to shame. Grant us unflinching faith to abide in Your Word that we yield not one joy or tittle of Your truth to please men. Continue to be our defense, expose the snares which the hypocrites artfully lay for Your people, hinder the plans of Your enemies, and show Yourself to be Lord over all, as You have done so many times of old. Amen.

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