Lenten reflection Psalm 139

Lenten Reflection | Psalm 139

Do some Bible verses sometimes feel to you like a Hallmark greeting card? Nice sentiment, but divorced from reality? This week our Lenten reflection is on Psalm 139. It’s a beautiful Psalm, but it has often read like a greeting card to me. Flowery and poetic and sentimental, and disconnected from my messy and often-disappointing life.

I’m talking today about prayer and about how Psalm 139 contains more of the grit of real life than I once expected and how it invites us—the real us, the sad or angry or grumpy or disappointed us—into God’s presence.

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