Answering God with the Psalms

I recently finished reading Eugene Peterson’s Answering God: The Psalms as a Tool for Prayer. Peterson is best known for The Message Bible translation and well known among pastors (at least the circles I run in) for his calls to obedience to Christ and the interior life. I’ve been on a protracted Peterson kick forContinue reading “Answering God with the Psalms”

The Fathers on Psalm 139

This post is part of an ongoing series offering translations of various early Church father’s commentaries on the Psalms. Psalm 139 Lord, you have probed me, you know me: you know when I sit and stand; you understand my thoughts from afar. You sift through my travels and my rest; with all my ways youContinue reading “The Fathers on Psalm 139”

The Fathers on Psalm 119

This post is part of an ongoing series offering translations of various early Church father’s commentaries on the Psalms. Psalm 119 Athanasius: “In anyone is concerned for those who suffer, let him speak these words. In this way, he will show his true and firm faith and help them because when God sees this, heContinue reading “The Fathers on Psalm 119”

The Fathers on Psalm 118

This post is part of an ongoing series offering translations of various early Church father’s commentaries on the Psalms. Psalm 118 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his mercy endures forever. Let Israel say: his mercy endures forever. Let the house of Aaron say, his mercy endures forever. Let those who fearContinue reading “The Fathers on Psalm 118”

The Fathers on Psalm 116

This post is part of an ongoing series offering translations of various early Church father’s commentaries on the Psalms. Psalm 116 I kept faith, even when I said, “I am greatly afflicted!” I said in my alarm, “All men are liars!” How can I repay the Lord for all the great good done for me?Continue reading “The Fathers on Psalm 116”

The Fathers on Psalm 110

This post is part of an ongoing series offering translations of various early Church father’s commentaries on the Psalms. Psalm 110 A psalm of David. The Lord says to my lord: “Sit at my right hand, while I make your enemies your footstool.” The scepter of your might: the Lord extends your strong scepter fromContinue reading “The Fathers on Psalm 110”

The Fathers on Psalm 91

This post is part of an ongoing series offering translations of various early Church father’s commentaries on the Psalms. Psalm 91 You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shade of the Almighty, Say to the Lord, “My refuge and fortress, my God in whom I trust.” He willContinue reading “The Fathers on Psalm 91”

The Fathers on Psalm 72

This post is part of an ongoing series offering translations of various early Church father’s commentaries on the Psalms. Psalm 72 O God, give your judgment to the king; your justice to the king’s son; That he may govern your people with justice, your oppressed with right judgment, That the mountains may yield their bountyContinue reading “The Fathers on Psalm 72”

The Fathers on Psalm 65

This post is part of an ongoing series offering translations of various early Church father’s commentaries on the Psalms. Psalm 65 To you we owe our hymn of praise, O God on Zion; To you our vows must be fulfilled, you who hear our prayers. To you all flesh must come with its burden ofContinue reading “The Fathers on Psalm 65”

The Fathers on Psalm 63

This post is part of an ongoing series offering translations of various early Church father’s commentaries on the Psalms. Psalm 63 O God, you are my God— it is you I seek! For you my body yearns; for you my soul thirsts, In a land parched, lifeless, and without water. I look to you inContinue reading “The Fathers on Psalm 63”