Finding Beauty

Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,     ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;     worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness. (Ps. 29:1-2)

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Psalms and prayer

To pray is to first listen. Prayer is about giving attention. Eugene Peterson notes in As Kingfishers Catch Fire that there are five books of Psalms and each book has a concluding thought. Five books in one. Five conclusions. We realize our Hebrew ancestors wisely arranged this book of prayers to protect us from presumptuous prayer. […]

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