Thursday, February 12, 2009

Speaking of the powers and principalities

How 'bout that Psalm at Morning Prayer today?!

Preach, Psalmist!


PSALM 146

1
Hallelujah!

Praise the LORD, O my soul! *
I will praise the LORD as long as I live;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

2
Put not your trust in rulers, nor in any child of earth, *

for there is no help in them.

3
When they breathe their last, they return to earth, *

and in that day their thoughts perish.

4
Happy are they who have the God of Jacob for their help! *

whose hope is in the LORD their God;

5
Who made heaven and earth, the seas, and all that is in them; *

who keeps his promise for ever;

6
Who gives justice to those who are oppressed, *

and food to those who hunger.

7
The LORD sets the prisoners free;

the LORD opens the eyes of the blind; *
the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down;

8
The LORD loves the righteous;

the LORD cares for the stranger; *
he sustains the orphan and widow,
but frustrates the way of the wicked.

9
The LORD shall reign for ever, *

your God, O Zion, throughout all generations.
Hallelujah!

5 comments:

it's margaret said...

spectacular! ecstatic! Halleluiah!

FranIAm said...

Amen!

johnieb said...

My favorite: I chose it for my ordination service.

susankay said...

As the kids said last Sunday after the childrens' "sermon" : "Yay, God!"

Lindy said...

Yes, that's a good one.