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  • "Restore Us, O God" (Advent sermon on Psalms 80, 85, 126)

    12/03/2014 8:21:28 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 3, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Restore Us, O God” (Psalms 80, 85, 126)We’ve just heard three psalms that are appointed for this Advent season, Psalms 80, 85, and 126. Did you happen to catch what they have in common? There was a connecting theme running through all three of these psalms. And here it is. It is the prayer, in one form or another, that goes something like this: “Restore Us, O God.” In Psalm 126, we heard of a previous restoration: “When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.” And then the psalmist prays that the Lord would...
  • I Delight To Do Thy Will...Psalm 42 pt 1

    06/14/2014 5:50:11 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 3 replies
    06-15-14 | Bill Randles
    Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.(Psalm 40:6-8)The Psalms of the Bible, can only be fully appreciated when one realizes that they are the prayers not only of Israel, but of Israel’s Messiah. The Messiah is in the psalms, he is predicted there, his prayers, worship, thoughts, hopes, are recorded in this prayer-book...
  • St. John Fisher on Why Christians Should Frequently Pray the Seven Penitential Psalms [Ecumenical]

    03/11/2014 11:28:31 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 8 replies
    Dignare Me Laudare Te, Virgo Sacrata blog ^ | Early 16th century | St. John Fisher
    "...All we Christian people are indeed duty-bound to give great and undying thanks to the holy prophet David, who so diligently left us in writing his most devout psalms for us and our posterity to read. And he did so, it seems to me, chiefly for three reasons: first, that the minds of sinners might be raised up and excited by these holy psalms...secondly, that if any man or woman had fallen into great and abominable sins, they should not despair but put their entire and steadfast hope of forgiveness in God; thirdly, that they might use these holy psalms...
  • He Shall BE Like A Tree...pt 2

    03/05/2014 8:49:17 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    https://billrandles.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/he-will-be-like-a-tree-psalm-1-pt-2/ | JAn 2011 | Bill Randles
    Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.(Psalm 1:1-3)In the first Psalm, God reveals the marks of the truly blessed man. His blessedness comes not from outward...
  • "Rejoicing in the God Who Has Taught Us" (Sermon on Psalm 71:17-18)

    12/21/2013 1:55:03 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 22, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Rejoicing in the God Who Has Taught Us” (Psalm 71:17-18)“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.” These words from Philippians remind us that we have much to be joyful over. And indeed we do. Think of it: It’s Advent, almost Christmas, and so we rejoice over the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, first at Christmas, coming in the flesh to be born and live and die and rise again as our Savior, and coming again at the Last Day, a day we look forward to with great hope and anticipation, knowing that God will raise our...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: DE PROFUNDIS, 12-07-13

    12/07/2013 10:52:16 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 12-07-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:DE PROFUNDIS Psalm 129, "Out of the depths," which is one of the fifteen Gradual Psalms and the one of the seven Penitential Psalms. It is part of the Divine Office, generally recited or sung at Vespers, and always in the Office of the Dead. In the revised Handbook of Indulgences there is a partial indulgence granted for every recitation of De Profundis. Its theme is a plea for divine mercy and the expression of confident trust in God. In some countries this Psalm is recited to the ringing of the bell about 9 P.M., and...
  • Shipwrecked Man Survives Underwater for Three Days Praying Psalms

    12/06/2013 6:54:29 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Lagos, Nigeria, Dec 5, 2013 / 01:02 pm (CNA).- After a shipwreck off the coast of Nigeria, a 29-year-old man survived three days at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean while constantly reciting a psalm his wife mentioned to him during their last conversation. Harrison Okene was a Nigerian cook on the tugboat Jascon 4, which was one of three vessels pulling an oil tanker. It capsized and sank about 32 kilometers off the coast of Nigeria in late May with its 12 crew members aboard. Although the shipwreck occurred in May, a video of the dramatic rescued surfaced this...
  • 10 Reasons Why We Should Sing the Psalms

    07/15/2013 5:03:05 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 7-15-13 | Uri Brito
    Many of us grew up in theological backgrounds where the psalms were known, but not sung. These theological backgrounds are anomalies throughout the history of the Church. E.F. Harrison observed that "Psalmody was a part of the synagogue service that naturally passed over into the life of the church." Calvin Stapert speaks of the fathers' "enthusiastic promotion of psalm-singing" which he says, "reached an unprecedented peak in the fourth century." James McKinnon speaks of "an unprecedented wave of enthusiasm" for the psalms in the second half of the fourth century. Hughes Oliphint Old argued that Calvin appealed to the church...
  • Why We Sing Old Testament Psalms

    05/19/2013 7:24:57 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 5-19-13 | Daniel R. Hyde
    We sing the Psalms because the people of God have been doing so since as early as Moses (Ps. 90) and especially during the days of David, when the Psalter became the “hymnal” of Israel. When we sing them, we identify with our most ancient forefathers and offer transcendent praise, applicable in all times and in all places.
  • "Marriage and the Family: The Cultural Slide and the Christian Response" (Sermon)

    01/19/2013 7:12:59 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | January 20, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Marriage and the Family: The Cultural Slide and the Christian Response” (Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 128:1-6; John 2:1-11)The readings for today--the Old Testament Reading, the Psalm, and the Holy Gospel--these readings are filled with references to marriage and the family. They use the language and imagery of marriage and the family--and in the Gospel’s case, even the occasion of a wedding--to describe God’s love for humanity. The blessings of marriage and children are gifts that God gives to all people, and they are also pictures of the relationship that God has with his own people, the church. Look at how that...
  • "A Lonely Monk, Now Long Ago" (Sermon and hymn for Reformation Day, on Psalm 119:46)

    10/25/2012 1:01:08 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 8 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | October 28, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “A Lonely Monk, Now Long Ago” (Psalm 119:46)A Lonely Monk, Now Long Ago A lonely monk, now long ago, Nailed truth upon a door; The echoes of that hammer blow Rang out to many more. And when he spoke his “Here I stand,” Although he could be slain, Throughout the realm a growing band Soon followed in his train. Confessors, princes, duty bound, To Augsburg bold they came; Before the king they stood their ground And were not put to shame. Their good confession made that day Proved not to be in vain; Gird us their sons, Lord, that we...
  • Psalm 8...a Sunday meditation

    10/14/2012 3:58:25 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    The Great…O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. (Psalm 8:1)The Psalm is directed to the LORD. We are allowed to listen in on the conversation, and to let the Psalm be our own prayer as well. The phrase, the name of the LORD, refers to His person, words, works, attributes and perfections. The LORD is Holy…He is good to all… slow to anger…of great mercy… abounding in Kindness and Steadfast love! There is no higher use of the mind, than to consider the excellency of the...
  • Praying the Divine Office on Holiday When You Haven’t Got Your Breviary With You

    06/21/2012 5:23:28 AM PDT · by annalex · 4 replies
    The Way of Beauty ^ | JUNE 16, 2012 | David Calyton
    Praying the Divine Office on Holiday When You Haven’t Got Your Breviary With You by David Clayton on June 16, 2012 How do you pray the Liturgy of the Hours when the books are too heavy to put into your suitcase and your normal routine is disrupted? I have just returned from a visit to England and Spain to see my family. For various reasons I haven’t been able to leave the US for a couple of years. I couldn’t wait to see everyone again and I had a great time. Lots of time spent with family and friends, walks...
  • "In the Green Pastures of the Twenty-third Psalm" (Sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter)

    04/28/2012 5:11:16 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 29, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “In the Green Pastures of the Twenty-third Psalm” (Psalm 23)Today is what is known in the church as “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Every year on this Sunday during the Easter season, the Gospel Reading comes from John 10, where several times Jesus calls himself the “good shepherd” of the sheep. And, every year, the psalm appointed for this day is Psalm 23, perhaps the most famous and well-loved of all the psalms, the one that begins, “The LORD is my shepherd.” The danger with such a familiar and well-loved passage is that it can become for us just so much “white...
  • The Nations have Dug a Pit...Psalm 9 pt 5

    The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken. The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah. (Psalm 9:14-15)The ninth Psalm is an eschatological revelation. The Psalmist ,by the Holy Spirit celebrates the coming of the LORD . At his Arrival, the united international enemies of Israel fall, they are turned back and routed! They had besieged her in their fury, but God rebukes them,”putting out their name” forever! The LORD comes...
  • Psalm 9 pt 1 The Return Of The King

    The Psalms of the Bible are full of prophecy. A major theme of many of the Psalms is that of the return of the King, Messiah, and his sufferings and glory. The prophecies of the Psalms are eschatological also, describing in great detail the last great conflict of Israel, and of the world conditions at the time of the second coming of Christ. The ninth Psalm is an example of this. I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works. I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PSALTER, 01-05-12

    01/05/2012 9:24:30 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 01-05-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):   PSALTER Translation, often in verse, of the Book of Psalms into the vernacular for home or church use. Also an ancient stringed instrument with a soundboard, the strings being plucked. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Psalm 90 - ESV (Reformed Caucus)

    11/30/2011 4:26:55 PM PST · by HarleyD · 3 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 90:1 A Prayer of Moses, the man of God. Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Psa 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Psa 90:3 You return man to dust and say, "Return, O children of man!" Psa 90:4 For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night. Psa 90:5 You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream, like grass...
  • Pope Benedict: Everyone should pray the psalms, Liturgy of the Hours (Catholic Caucus)

    11/16/2011 10:05:35 AM PST · by sayuncledave · 10 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say? ^ | November 16, 2011 | Father John Zuhlsdorf
    Pope Benedict during his Wednesday Audience said: “I would like to renew my call to everyone to pray the Psalms, to become accustomed to using the Liturgy of the Hours, Lauds, Vespers, and Compline.” From VIS: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 PRAYING THE PSALMS ENRICHES OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD VATICAN CITY, 16 NOV 2011 (VIS) – During today’s general audience in St Peter’s Square, attended by over 11,000 pilgrims, the Holy Father imparted the final catechesis of his cycle dedicated to the Psalms. He focused on Psalm 110, which “Jesus Himself cited, and which the authors of the New Testament referred...
  • Psalm 89 - ESV (Reformed Caucus)

    10/18/2011 4:24:24 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 1 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 89:1 A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the steadfast love of the LORD, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. Psa 89:2 For I said, "Steadfast love will be built up forever; in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness." Psa 89:3 You have said, "I have made a covenant with my chosen one; I have sworn to David my servant: Psa 89:4 'I will establish your offspring forever, and build your throne for all generations.'" Selah Psa 89:5 Let the heavens praise your wonders, O LORD, your faithfulness...
  • Psalm 88 - ESV (Reformed Caucus)

    10/11/2011 5:11:02 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 4 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 88:1 A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. To the choirmaster: according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. O LORD, God of my salvation; I cry out day and night before you. Psa 88:2 Let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry! Psa 88:3 For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol. Psa 88:4 I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am a man who has no strength, Psa 88:5 like one set loose among the dead, like the...
  • Psalm 87 - ESV (Reformed Caucus)

    10/05/2011 4:44:01 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 2 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 87:1 A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. A Song. On the holy mount stands the city he founded; Psa 87:2 the LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places of Jacob. Psa 87:3 Glorious things of you are spoken, O city of God. Selah Psa 87:4 Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon; behold, Philistia and Tyre, with Cush -- "This one was born there," they say. Psa 87:5 And of Zion it shall be said, "This one and that one were born in her"; for the Most High himself will...
  • Psalm 86 - ESV (Reformed Caucus)

    09/26/2011 5:36:06 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 5 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 86:1 A Prayer of David. Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Psa 86:2 Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you--you are my God. Psa 86:3 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day. Psa 86:4 Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. Psa 86:5 For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. Psa 86:6 Give ear, O...
  • Psalm 85 - ESV (Reformed Caucus)

    09/19/2011 4:53:00 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 1 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 85:1 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. LORD, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. Psa 85:2 You forgave the iniquity of your people; you covered all their sin. Selah Psa 85:3 You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger. Psa 85:4 Restore us again, O God of our salvation, and put away your indignation toward us! Psa 85:5 Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger to all generations? Psa 85:6 Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice...
  • Psalm 83 - ESV (Reformed Caucus)

    09/10/2011 2:53:02 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 12 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 83:1 A Song. A Psalm of Asaph. O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God! Psa 83:2 For behold, your enemies make an uproar; those who hate you have raised their heads. Psa 83:3 They lay crafty plans against your people; they consult together against your treasured ones. Psa 83:4 They say, "Come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more!" Psa 83:5 For they conspire with one accord; against you they make a covenant-- Psa 83:6 the tents of Edom and...
  • Psalm 82 - ESV (Reformed Caucus)

    09/04/2011 1:51:38 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 2 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 82:1 A Psalm of Asaph. God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: Psa 82:2 "How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Psa 82:3 Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Psa 82:4 Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked." Psa 82:5 They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken. Psa 82:6 I said, "You are...
  • Psalm 81 - ESV (Reformed Caucus)

    08/28/2011 4:44:38 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 1 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 81:1 To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. Of Asaph. Sing aloud to God our strength; shout for joy to the God of Jacob! Psa 81:2 Raise a song; sound the tambourine, the sweet lyre with the harp. Psa 81:3 Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the full moon, on our feast day. Psa 81:4 For it is a statute for Israel, a rule of the God of Jacob. Psa 81:5 He made it a decree in Joseph when he went out over the land of Egypt. I hear a language I had not known: Psa 81:6...
  • Psalm 80 - ESV (Reformed Caucus)

    08/22/2011 4:14:47 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 2 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 80:1 To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Testimony. Of Asaph, a Psalm. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock! You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth. Psa 80:2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up your might and come to save us! Psa 80:3 Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved! Psa 80:4 O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry with your people's prayers? Psa 80:5 You have fed them with the bread of tears and given them tears...
  • Psalm 79 - ESV (Reformed Caucus)

    08/21/2011 10:43:54 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 1 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 79:1 A Psalm of Asaph. O God, the nations have come into your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple; they have laid Jerusalem in ruins. Psa 79:2 They have given the bodies of your servants to the birds of the heavens for food, the flesh of your faithful to the beasts of the earth. Psa 79:3 They have poured out their blood like water all around Jerusalem, and there was no one to bury them. Psa 79:4 We have become a taunt to our neighbors, mocked and derided by those around us. Psa 79:5 How long, O LORD?...
  • Psalm 78 - ESV (Reformed Caucus)

    08/15/2011 6:29:13 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 4 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 78:1 A Maskil of Asaph. Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth! Psa 78:2 I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old, Psa 78:3 things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us. Psa 78:4 We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done. Psa 78:5 He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law...
  • Psalm 76 - ESV (Reformed Caucus)

    08/11/2011 6:10:59 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 5 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 76:1 [To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song of Asaph.] In Judah is God known: his name is] great in Israel. Psa 76:2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion. Psa 76:3 There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah. Psa 76:4 Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey. Psa 76:5 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands. Psa 76:6 At thy rebuke, O God...
  • Psalm 75 - ESV (Reformed Caucus

    08/09/2011 5:09:32 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 2 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 75:1 A Psalm of Asaph. A Song. We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is near. We recount your wondrous deeds. Psa 75:2 "At the set time that I appoint I will judge with equity. Psa 75:3 When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants, it is I who keep steady its pillars. Selah Psa 75:4 I say to the boastful, 'Do not boast,' and to the wicked, 'Do not lift up your horn; Psa 75:5 do not lift up your horn on high, or speak with haughty neck.'" Psa 75:6 For not...
  • Psalm 74 - ESV (Reformed Caucus)

    08/08/2011 4:59:17 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 5 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 74:1 A Maskil of Asaph. O God, why do you cast us off forever? Why does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture? Psa 74:2 Remember your congregation, which you have purchased of old, which you have redeemed to be the tribe of your heritage! Remember Mount Zion, where you have dwelt. Psa 74:3 Direct your steps to the perpetual ruins; the enemy has destroyed everything in the sanctuary! Psa 74:4 Your foes have roared in the midst of your meeting place; they set up their own signs for signs. Psa 74:5 They were like those who...
  • Psalm 73 - ESV (Reformed Caucus)

    08/07/2011 1:37:15 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 3 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 73:1 A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. Psa 73:2 But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. Psa 73:3 For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. Psa 73:4 For they have no pangs until death; their bodies are fat and sleek. Psa 73:5 They are not in trouble as others are; they are not stricken like the rest of mankind. Psa 73:6 Therefore pride is their necklace; violence covers them as a garment. Psa...
  • Psalm 72 - KJV (Reformed Caucus)

    08/06/2011 2:12:07 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 6 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 72:1 Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son. Psa 72:2 He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment. Psa 72:3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. Psa 72:4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor. Psa 72:5 They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations. Psa 72:6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass:...
  • On Learning to Pray With the Psalms

    06/25/2011 8:10:37 PM PDT · by ELS · 3 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | June 22, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Learning to Pray With the Psalms Addressing Him "With the Words That He Himself Gives Us" VATICAN CITY, JUNE 22, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter's Square. The Pope continued with his series of catecheses on prayer, turning today to a consideration of the Book of Psalms. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, In the preceding catecheses, we paused to consider a number of Old Testament figures who are particularly significant for our reflection on prayer. I spoke about Abraham, who intercedes...
  • PA: "If I Forget Thee, Oh Jerusalem" First Said by Crusader

    06/12/2011 3:01:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/6/11 | Gavriel Queennan
    Continuing its policy of denying Jerusalem's Jewish heritage the Palestinian Authority publicized the claims of an Arab researcher that the well-known ancient Hebrew psalm, "If I forget three, Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill," is not Jewish at all, the Israeli research institute Palestininian Media Watch reports. Video! Instead, Dr. Hayel Sanduqa insists the words were uttered by a Christian Crusader, and have only recently been "borrowed" by Jews and "falsified in the name of Zionism." The verse in question, from Psalm 137 of the Hebrew Bible, opens with the words: "By the rivers of Babylon, there we...
  • Psalms 71 - KJV (Reformed Caucus)

    04/28/2011 5:53:09 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 3 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 71:1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. Psa 71:2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me. Psa 71:3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress. Psa 71:4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. Psa 71:5 For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou...
  • Psalm 69 - KJV (Reformed Caucus)

    04/21/2011 5:23:47 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 7 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 69:1 To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, A Psalm of David. Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. Psa 69:2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. Psa 69:3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God. Psa 69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored...
  • Psalm 68 - KJV (Reformed Caucus)

    04/20/2011 5:48:38 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 6 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 68:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm or Song of David. Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him. Psa 68:2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God. Psa 68:3 But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice. Psa 68:4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him. Psa...
  • Psalm 67 - KJV (Reformed Caucus)

    04/19/2011 4:37:45 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 4 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 67:1 To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song. God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah. Psa 67:2 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations. Psa 67:3 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. Psa 67:4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah. Psa 67:5 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise...
  • I Delight To Do Thy Will...Psalm 40 pt 1

    04/19/2011 1:15:40 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com/ ^ | 04-14-11 | Bill Randles
    Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.(Psalm 40:6-8)The Psalms of the Bible, can only be fully appreciated when one realizes that they are the prayers not only of Israel, but of Israel’s Messiah. The Messiah is in the psalms, he is predicted there, his prayers, worship, thoughts, hopes, are recorded in this prayer-book...
  • In The Volume of the Book...Psalm 40 pt 2

    Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. (Psalm 40:7-8)We have been seeing the Messiah revealed in the fortieth Psalm. The incredible conversation between the eternal Father and the eternal Son has been revealed by the Spirit to the psalmist. This is not the only time this has been revealed in the Psalms. Psalm 2 has the Father and the Son discussing the Divine Kingship over the nations. Psalm 110 has the LORD saying unto...
  • I Delight To Do Thy Will...Psalm 40 pt 1

    Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.(Psalm 40:6-8)The Psalms of the Bible, can only be fully appreciated when one realizes that they are the prayers not only of Israel, but of Israel’s Messiah. The Messiah is in the psalms, he is predicted there, his prayers, worship, thoughts, hopes, are recorded in this prayer-book...
  • Pray the Psalms for Japan

    03/16/2011 2:20:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    Inside Catholic ^ | March 16, 2011 | Mary Kochan
    As someone new to praying the liturgy of the hours, I never before fully understood the place of the Psalms in the prayer of the Church. “In [Christ],” the Catechism says, “the psalms continue to teach us how to pray” — so much so that the Church calls the Psalms a “school of prayer” (2587 and index).Praying the Liturgy of the Hours brings that home, for the Psalms form the bulk of the prayers. Through them one relives salvation history and is caught up in how the drama of God’s romance with humanity intersects the quotidian realities of every kind...
  • Psalm 66 - KJV (Reformed Caucus)

    03/08/2011 4:53:33 PM PST · by HarleyD · 3 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 66:1 To the chief Musician, A Song or Psalm. Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: Psa 66:2 Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious. Psa 66:3 Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee. Psa 66:4 All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah. Psa 66:5 Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men. Psa 66:6 He...
  • Psalm 65 - KJV (Reformed Caucus)

    03/07/2011 5:38:03 PM PST · by HarleyD · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 65:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm and Song of David. Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed. Psa 65:2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. Psa 65:3 Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away. Psa 65:4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple. Psa 65:5 By terrible things in righteousness...
  • Psalm 64 - KJV (Reformed Caucus)

    03/06/2011 4:08:12 PM PST · by HarleyD · 4 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 64:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy. Psa 64:2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity: Psa 64:3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words: Psa 64:4 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not. Psa 64:5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily;...
  • Psalm 63 - KJV (Reformed Caucus)

    02/23/2011 4:24:15 PM PST · by HarleyD · 4 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 63:1 A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; Psa 63:2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Psa 63:3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. Psa 63:4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name. Psa 63:5 My soul...
  • Psalm 62 - KJV (Reformed Caucus)

    02/22/2011 3:34:19 PM PST · by HarleyD · 3 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 62:1 To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David. Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. Psa 62:2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved. Psa 62:3 How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence. Psa 62:4 They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah. Psa...