Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Bonus Reading, Psalms

Prayer for Forgiveness and Restoration    

Today's reading is a straightforward prayer that asks God to restore favor to the chosen people.  It displays a faith that God has shown forgiveness to the wayward people (who have come to see exile as a means of salvation because God could have utterly destroyed them).

Boldly, it asks that God expand such forgiveness and salvation to those who have kept the faith.  In time, it imagines lots of good things -- faith will lead to peace and prosperity.

Read Psalm 85  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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