Read Psalm 60 today.
In times of desperation, whom does the psalmist talk to?
How is the psalmist specific with his needs?
What confidence does the psalmist express at the end?
God is our hope in our desperation and in disaster.
As you reflect on this, pray in these ways and any other way the Holy Spirit leads.
For God to restore those in need.
For the ability to pray for specific needs.
For those who are in dire need to know they can turn to God for redemption.
For the ability to turn our worries and concerns of injustice, health issues, and relationships over to God.
Has God Forgotten Us?
To the Pure and Shining One
King David’s poem for instruction composed when he fought against the Syrians with the outcome still uncertain and Joab turned back to kill twelve thousand descendants of Esau in the Valley of Salt
To the tune of “Lily of the Covenant”
1 God, it seems like you walked off and left us!
Why have you turned against us?
You have been angry with us.
O Lord, we plead, come back and help us as a father.
2 The earth quivers and quakes before you,
splitting open and breaking apart.
Now come and heal it, for it is shaken to its depths.
3 You have taught us hard lessons
and made us drink the wine of bewilderment.
4 You have given miraculous signs to those who love you.
As we follow you, we fly the flag of truth,
and all who love the truth will rally to it.
Pause in his presence
5 Come to your beloved ones and gently draw us out.
For Lord, you save those whom you love.
Come with your might and strength!
6-7Then I heard the Lord speak in his holy splendor.
From his sanctuary I heard the Lord promise:
“In my triumph I will be the one to measure out
the portion of my inheritance to my people,
and I will secure the land as I promised you.
Shechem, Succoth, Gilead, Manasseh,
they are all still mine!” he says.
“Judah will continue to produce kings and lawgivers,
and Ephraim will produce great warriors.
8 Moab will become my lowly servant.
Edom will likewise serve my purposes.
I will lift up a shout of victory over the land of Philistia!
9 But who will bring my triumph into the strong city?
Who will lead me into Edom’s fortresses?”
10Have you really rejected us, refusing to fight our battles?
11Give us a father’s help when we face our enemies.
For to trust in any man is an empty hope.
12With God’s help we will fight like heroes,
and he will trample down our every foe!