We Write the Psalms

We Write the Psalms

This is Dana Udlocks’ sermon from Sunday, February 8, 2015. The scripture is Psalm 142. In our service we read from the New Revised Standard Version and from The Message, a modern interpretation by Eugene Peterson. We read both with the hope that our understanding will be enriched.

This is from The Message:

1 I cry out loudly to God,  loudly I plead with God for mercy. 2 I spill out all my complaints before him, and spell out my troubles in detail: 3“As I sink in despair, my spirit ebbing away, you know how I’m feeling, Know the danger I’m in, the traps hidden in my path.  4Look right, look left— there’s not a soul who cares what happens!  I’m up against it, with no exit— bereft, left alone. 5 I cry out, God, call out: ‘You’re my last chance, my only hope for life!’ 6Oh listen, please listen; I’ve never been this low.  Rescue me from those who are hunting me down;  I’m no match for them. 7 Get me out of this dungeon  so I can thank you in public. Your people will form a circle around me  and you’ll bring me showers of blessing!”

The New Revised Standard Version can be found here.