Humming along with Asaph


Psalm 79

Question for reflection:
What happens to our soul when we harbor anger or bitterness? The psalmist many times encourages us express our troubles to the Lord — “…pour out your hearts before Him; God is a refuge for us.” (Psalm 62:8). What would be different if we would describe to God what seems wrong and unfair …. and listen for his response?

Prayer for the day:

Gracious Father, grant us a quick avenue into your presence when circumstances cause us anger. Transform us as we pour out our hearts and distress …. and wait for Your insight.  Amen.

~ Randi Rowan, Program Assistant, Congregational Life Ministries

Congregational Life Ministries of the Church of the Brethren is offering these simple prayers and questions in connection to this year’s Advent Devotional written by Sandy Bosserman, a former district executive and ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren. (Available from Brethren Press in print and E-Book formats). Join us as we look and listen for the coming of the Word through the reading of scripture, Sandy’s reflections, times of prayer, and conversations on this blog.