Disorienting Pancakes

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.

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