Saturday, November 18, 2017

Thanksgiving Prayers: Psalm 107 (cont.)

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. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow all focus on Psalm 107, which is an unfolding story of thankfulness told in several acts. Here's the second part of the story-prayer; go back and read the first part if you missed it:

10 Some sat in darkness and in gloom,
    prisoners in misery and in irons,
11 for they had rebelled against the words of God,
    and spurned the counsel of the Most High.
12 Their hearts were bowed down with hard labor;
    they fell down, with no one to help.
13 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and God saved them from their distress;
14 God brought them out of darkness and gloom,
    and broke their bonds asunder.
15 Let them thank the Lord for God’s steadfast love,
    for God’s wonderful works to humankind.
16 For God shatters the doors of bronze,

    and cuts in two the bars of iron.

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