Psalms Meditation – Aug. 8

“I Wait for the Lord”

Read Psalm 130:5-8

The long watches of the night through which soldiers guard cities and shepherds watch over flocks are compared with the wait of the soul before God. It is not the waiting of indolence but of alertness. Waiting is vigilance plus expectation; it is wide awake to God.

PRAYER: You, Lord, commanded disciples to watch and pray, and not long after you found them sleeping. I have similarly failed to stay awake to your commands and alert to your presence. Forgive my sluggishness and help me to make the most of the time. Amen.

by Eugene Peterson, “A Year with the Psalms” p. 167

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