Worship Words-Psalm 27

Psalm 27-A Reading


This is a reading two parts. Reader One reads select verses of Scripture from the Psalm which are in italics. Reader Two reflects on the ancient words.


Reader One– The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Reader Two-I trust God. I am afraid. I admit it. I want to be brave like the psalmist instead I am scared.

Reader One-When evildoers assail me to devour my flesh— my adversaries and foes— they shall stumble and fall.

Reader Two-I feel God’s presence in my life. Those who hurt me don’t always stumble. Sometimes, they are doing much better than I am.

Reader One-One thing I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.

Reader Two-I will ask these questions and share my fears. When I pray, I need to know God is listening.

Reader One-Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud, be gracious to me and answer me!

Reader Two-God, Are you still listening to me? Do you hear me? Are you tired of my questions?

Reader One-Do not hide your face from me. Do not turn your servant away in anger, you who have been my help. Do not cast me off, do not forsake me, O God of my salvation!

Reader Two-Are you there God? I am waiting and listening.

Reader One-I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

Reader Two-Even when it is hard, I will keep believing in God’s promises. I keep believing that all will be well.

Reader One-Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

Reader Two-I will wait.

Reader One-Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!


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