Plans for my one-year book of devotionals to coordinate with All the Prayers of the Bible went awry, so I’ve been praying and waiting to see what tack to take before continuing with a new posting. Since many churches have begun to use the Revised Common Lectionary to guide sermons, Bible lessons, and readings of Holy Scripture each week, postings here will also aim toward that goal. Oh, what power we'll have as Christians from all denominational backgrounds pray in one accord!
This week, for instance, Psalms 126 provides a timely theme followed by Questions for discussion in your Bible study group or use in your private devotions.
“When the Lord returned us to Jerusalem, we were like those who dream. Our mouths filled with laughter, and our tongues with singing until even the heathens said, ‘The Lord has done great things for them!’
“Yes! The Lord has done great things for us, and, oh, we are so glad!
“Please restore us now, Lord, as You restore a dry desert with water. Let those …