praying the Psalms

Psalm 54:1-2

1 Save me, O God, by your name;
vindicate me by your might.

2 Hear my prayer, O God;
listen to the words of my mouth.

” ‘Save me’ is the most elemental prayer. It is at the heart of biblical religion. It joins human need with God’s action in Jesus, whose name means, literally, ‘The Lord Saves.’

Prayer: Lord, I want this prayer at the center of my life. Everything flows from this one petition as I look to you to deliver me from both my own sins and the sins of others. Make a whole person of me in Jesus Christ. Amen” -Eugene Peterson


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