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
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Permission to use in not-for-profit settings Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD.