Friday, September 28, 2018

Reflections for Youth- - Psalm 124

Sometimes (this week for example) I find it hard to articulate all that I am thinking and feeling about whats going on in the world.  And sometimes prayer - talking to God - is hard.  On these days it's necessary for me to use someone else's words to pray.  So, instead of reflecting on this weeks Gospel or Old Testament lesson I am sharing this week's Psalm.   Use it for your prayers if you need!

Psalm 124 - The Message (MSG)
A Pilgrim Song of David

 1-5 If God hadn’t been for us
    —all together now, Israel, sing out!—
If God hadn’t been for us
    when everyone went against us,
We would have been swallowed alive
    by their violent anger,
Swept away by the flood of rage,
    drowned in the torrent;
We would have lost our lives
    in the wild, raging water.

6 Oh, blessed be God!
    He didn’t go off and leave us.
He didn’t abandon us defenseless,
    helpless as a rabbit in a pack of snarling dogs.

7 We’ve flown free from their fangs,
    free of their traps, free as a bird.
Their grip is broken;
    we’re free as a bird in flight.

8 God’s strong name is our help,
    the same God who made heaven and earth.

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