Psalm 149: The Lord takes delight in his people

Psalm 149

1 Praise the LORD.  Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints. 

2 Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the people of Zion be glad in their King. 

3 Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp. 

4 For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation. 

5 Let the saints rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds. 

6 May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edgedsword in their hands, 

7 to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples, 

8 to bind their kings with fetters, their nobles with shackles of iron, 

9 to carry out the sentence written against them. This is the glory of all his saints. Praise the LORD.

  • Spend 5 to 15 minutes in silent meditation using your deep breathing to guide you.
  • Notice what is making music in you.
  • Where do you notice this in your body.
  • Notice what is dancing in you.
  • Where do you notice this in your body?
  • What message do you hear in the music and the dance?
  • Read the Psalm one more time.
  • Is there a call to action for you?
  • Give thanks for this time to praise God and for any new messages you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, September 4,  the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
Exodus 12:1-14
Psalm 149
Romans 13:8-14
Matthew 18:15-20
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Permission to use in not-for-profit settings Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD.

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