Psalms are prayers that have been prayed by the people of God for millennia, and as such, we ought to continue in that tradition. One of the most unique aspects of being human is our ability to use tools. And “prayers are tools.” But there’s one important clarification: “Prayers are not tools for doing or getting [as we’re used to in our Western culture], but for being and becoming… At the center of the whole enterprise of being human, prayers are the primary technology. Prayers are tools that that God uses to work his will in our bodies and souls. Prayers are tools that we use to collaborate in his work with us.” (Eugene Peterson — ‘Answering God’).
This Week we continued in our trek through the ‘Songs of Ascent’ as we gather with our brothers and sisters from Living Word Church in Novato, CA. Psalm 121 picks up from the ‘no’ that we say to the world and the ‘yes’ we say to God’s truth and runs with it. The Psalmist calls us to not look towards creation for comfort or help but rather — and always — to the Creator. Check out the sermon.