By: Molly T. Marshall
As political decisions threaten basic access to healthcare by the poor, we need to let the powerful words of the psalms of lament direct our prayers and heal our wounded hearts.
Some come to worship filled with joy over some goodness that gives them gratitude, which makes praise and thanksgiving easy to offer. But others come weeping, crying for help, or dismaying over some experience that’s tough to face. Others are negotiating with God over something over which they feel out of control. This psalm has something for us all and we’re invited to dance a jig of gratitude no matter where we are in life.
As we grapple with the outrage over the Fort Hood shootings and the temptation to blame all Muslims for the actions of one, we can pray the Psalms to seek help from God to deal with our anger.