I commend to you the Sons of Korah’s setting of Psalm 40 to music.
Psalms: The prayer book of the Bible
I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. — Psalm 40:1 In Part 1 I asked the question: How do you “read” and/or pray a Psalm as an individual follower of Christ (possibly as a part of your daily practice) AND as a member of a particular Christian tradition […]
In follow-up to Who Am I? Bonhoeffer as a Historical Mentor in Prayer, I will explore Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s understanding of the Book of Psalms as The Prayer Book of the Bible and offer some suggestions for our daily practice. I was inspired to dig into this topic by Theology and Practice of Prayer. Question: How do you “read” and/or […]
Preface Click here for Who Am I? Dietrich Bonhoeffer as a Historical Mentor in Prayer: Part 1, here for Part II (focused upon Bonhoeffer’s historical context), and here for Part III (focused on Bonhoeffer’s theological reflection). As you consider Praying the Psalms as part of a rule of life, reflect upon what it means that Jesus the Christ is the […]