Lenten Reflection for March 7

Photo of peeling paint on a brick wall

Scripture: Psalm 107:1-3; 17-22

I imagine that this psalm or hymn of praise to God was meant to be sung by groups (or congregations) together. The Psalmist wrote, “give thanks to the Lord because He is good; His love is eternal!”

Then the psalmist says, in essence, “…..this means you!”

There follows a litany of all those who are meant to praise the Lord. It includes just about everybody today. If you didn’t see yourself in one
category, you would be sure to be included somewhere else in the list.

Verses 17-22 describe all who have done wrong and feel regret, yet have been healed by the Lord’s constant love. We can all see ourselves in the verses and feel reassured.

By Maureen Johnson

Prayer

O God, I give thanks to you every hour for the blessings you have bestowed upon me and the unconditional love you have offered to me. I will sing your praises in the courts of the Temple and from the highest mountain.   AMEN

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