Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Praying the Psalms- Psalm 82

Jenny is on a journey of praying her way through the Psalms.  I was fortunate enough to join at the start.  Each weekend, we pray through one psalm and post our prayer and/or meditations on that psalm as the Lord leads. Check out her journey and join us in Praying the Psalms.

Psalm 82
"Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless;
   maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
Rescue the weak and needy;
   deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
They know nothing, they understand nothing.
   They walk about in darkness;
   all the foundations of the earth are shaken."  Psalm 82: 3-5
There are times in our history when truths like these seem more obvious than ever before.   While millions suffer and perish in the Horn of Africa, pundits and self proclaimed experts work themselves into a frenzy over our economic woes.  One has to search out a news story on one of the worst humanitarian crises in modern history but cannot escape the constant panic over the stock market plunges.  

Yes, Lord, we know nothing.  Our rulers and judges understand nothing.  We are walking about in darkness while the foundations of the earth are shaken.  I look forward to Your return when all the wrongs will be righted and this earth and everyone in it will receive Your righteous judgement and Your indescribable mercy.  Come quickly, Lord Jesus!  In Your name I pray, amen.

1 comment:

Douglas Dahl said...

Thank you for the reminder and perspective. Appreciate it.


Related Posts with Thumbnails