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Sunday, June 05, 2011

Prayers in the Bible: Psalm 119

Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible.

It finally occurred to me that it's one long prayer! Here's a sample of it:

Psalm 119:68 You are good, and do good.
Teach me your statutes. (World English Bible)

Many of the 176 verses in this Hebrew acrostic are part of a prayer to know God, and what God wants us to do. Always appropriate as prayer!

The previous post in this series is here.


Weekend Fisher said...

119 is one of my favorite psalms. Even in translation, the author's enthusiasm and passion for following God comes across. Acrostics have the risk of becoming so stylized that it's more of a puzzle than a poem for the author. Not this one ...

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF

Martin LaBar said...

Thanks, Weekend Fisher. It's in the Bible for a good reason.