Praying the Psalms: Daily Meditations on Cherished Psalms

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1987 - Religion - 129 pages
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Well-known for his devotional writing, J. Barrie Shepherd reflects on best-loved Psalms, including Psalms 23, 100, and 118: "The Lord is my shepherd," "Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands!" and "O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good." In the format of morning and evening prayers for one month, Shepherd writes on themes of worship--prayer, contemplation, and song--and on emotions of the worshiper such as awe and and joy. Space is provided so that readers can write down their own reflections.

 

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Praying the Psalms: daily meditations on cherished Psalms

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Following the format of earlier titles such as Prayers from the Mount ( LJ 9/1/86), these free-verse reflections explore 25 well-known psalms. Shepherd struggles occassionally with moralistic or ... Read full review

Contents

DAY ELEVEN
51
DAY THREE DAY FOURTEEN
84
DAY FOUR DAY FIFTEEN
90
DAY FIVE DAY SIXTEEN
100
DAY EIGHT DAY NINETEEN
121
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About the author (1987)

J. Barrie Shepherd retired in 2000 after serving as Senior Minister of the historic First Presbyterian Church in New York City. An author and poet, he has written twelve books, and more than 400 of his poems have appeared in sacred and secular publications.

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