This morning I listened to the 5 Psalms/day thing while making pancakes for my girls.
It is a funny thing to listen to a 3000 year old community hymn that is so honest, theologically astute, and short. Disruptive in a good way. Why don’t I answer God this way more often? In community and in my own prayer life – authentically, with frequent references to what I know to be true about God, how I experience this world and my own life, and with promises to try to praise Him regardless.
1. How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I take counsel in my soul
and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
3 Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;
light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
4 lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”
lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.
5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
6 I will sing to the Lord,
because he has dealt bountifully with me.