Friday, November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving Psalms: Psalm 107

Last Sunday, at our Intergenerational Faith Formation Meal, we talked together about thankfulness, and each household received a sort of Thanksgiving devotional book to take home, with a different Psalm of Thanksgiving to read each day from now til Thanksgiving. For those of you who were unable to attend (or who just do better receiving things digitally!) those Psalms will also be sent out via the blog daily until Thanksgiving. Just a chance for you to stop and offer a prayer of thanks from the scriptures each day, developing deeper gratitude in your own lives. The next three days will all focus on Psalm 107, which is an unfolding story of thankfulness told in several acts.

Psalm 107: Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Many Troubles

1 O give thanks to the Lord, for God is good;
    for God’s steadfast love endures forever.
2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
    those God redeemed from trouble
3 and gathered in from the lands,
    from the east and from the west,
    from the north and from the south.
4 Some wandered in desert wastes,
    finding no way to an inhabited town;
5 hungry and thirsty,
    their soul fainted within them.
6 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and God delivered them from their distress;
7 God led them by a straight way,
    until they reached an inhabited town.
8 Let them thank the Lord for God’s steadfast love,
    for God’s wonderful works to humankind.
9 For God satisfies the thirsty,
    and the hungry God fills with good things.

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