Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Psalm 12

I love the first two words of this Psalm. "Help, LORD." I also love verse 7, " O LORD, you will keep us safe and protect us from such people forever." (NIV)

One of the reasons that I love reading the Psalms is the raw humanity expressed in them. Sometimes I feel like there is an unexpressed competition in the church over who can be the most pious when they pray. We like to use high and lofty languge and express solid theological truth for everyone else to hear. The psalmist just prayed, "Help me!" I love prayers like that.

"Father, I ask that you would calm my anxiety about unfinished projects. Help me to finish and finish well. Amen."

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