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Advent Psalms – Monday of Week Two

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts. Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land. Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and…

Advent Psalms – Advent II

Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to a king’s son. May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice. May the mountains yield prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness. May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the needy, and crush the oppressor. May he…

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Advent Psalms – Saturday of Week One

As this the first week of Advent draws to a close there is much rejoicing in the appointed psalm.  Plenty to give thanks for, plenty to look forward to.  The future isn’t always as bleak as we might perceive it, no matter how bad it might be at the current moment in time. We await…

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Advent Psalms – Friday of Week One

In Keble College in Oxford hangs William Holman Hunt’s The Light of the World’ a picture that is familiar to many, one that I had seen many times on bookmarks, prayer cards and the like.  However there is nothing like walking into that side chapel and seeing it in all its full size glory.  I found…

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Advent Psalms – Thursday of Week One

Today verses 19-24 from psalm one of my favourite psalm snippets.  The trouble with favourites is you can become over familiar with them, a bit like yesterday I suppose, so today I will be thinking about a photo I took at the beautiful Rug Chapel in Wales which immediately sprung to mind when reading this psalm…

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Advent Psalms – Tuesday of Week One

Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to a king’s son. May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice. May the mountains yield prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness. May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the needy, and…