Daily Lectionary with Prayers
and Reflections on Scripture and World
It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.
Friday, December 20, 2013
When in Distress, a Reflection on Psalm 80:4-7
"O Lord God, how long will you be angry?" this psalm asks. This lament is rather frank--the people are unhappy, their neighbors have scorn for them, their enemies are laughing at them.
They admit their despair, not pretending that things are all right. But they don't accept it as permanent. They continue to pray:
Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved.