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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Jeremiah and Psalms

biblePsalms-PuicIn the Evening, In the Morning, In the Noonday

Whether we are presently in a time of celebration or sadness, the words of the prophet Jeremiah speak to us. Although we live in joy, we remember a time of sadness. If we live in sorrow or fear, we remember a time of contentment. As we journey through Jeremiah, we may rely on insights presented in the psalms; the prophet’s message is at times so bleak that we may need a quiet oasis of time and space to process his words. So let us today spend a bit of God’s time with the psalms while we reflect on Jeremiah’s warnings and laments. We call on these sacred poems because they remind us that we may always rely on God in dire circumstances. If these citations do not speak to you, turn to the online Psalter to explore . . . and look for the emotions you experience in the evening, in the morning and at the noonday.

Though my flesh and heart should waste away, God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26

I love you, O Lord my strength, my crag, my haven. Psalm 18:1

If the Lord had not come to my help, I should soon have dwelt in the land of silence. As often as I said, “My foot has slipped”, your love, O Lord, upheld me. When many cares fill my mind, your consolations cheer my soul. Psalm 94:17-19

You are my helper and my deliverer; do not tarry, O my God. Psalm 40:17

The Lord is faithful in all his works and merciful in all his deeds. Psalm 145:14

I will call upon God, and the Lord will deliver me. In the evening, in the morning, in the noonday, I will complain and lament; and God will hear my voice. God will bring me safely back . . . God, who is enthroned of old, will hear me. Psalm 55:17-18

Use this link for online Bibles:

Find the online Psalter at: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=psalms+1-150&version=NASB;NRSV;DRA;MSG

For more on how the psalms may be used for prayer throughout the day and night, go The Liturgy of the Hours page on this blog at: https://thenoontimes.com/liturgy-of-the-hours/

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