4.02.2009

praying today's psalm: psa 53

The fool says in his heart,
“There is no God.”
They are corrupt, and their ways are vile;
There is no one who does good.
God looks down from heaven
On the sons of men
To see if there are any who understand,
Any who seek God.
Everyone has turned away,
They have together become corrupt;
There is no one who does good,
Not even one.
Will the evildoers never learn—
Those who devour my people as men eat bread
And who do not call on God?

(Psa 53:1-4, NIV)

Father, it is hard to face the truth—to look in the mirror. You say that the light shines in the darkness but that we love the darkness and despise that light. The light exposes all that is ugly about us—all that is shameful. It is certainly easy to look out at the world and see that things are terribly wrong. It is easy to see the evil out there. It is much harder to look inside and see the same evil. It is difficult for us to face our own atheism. Forgive us, Father. May we reconciled to you—as you promised—as we own our atheism and turn to you. May we be a people who prove this Psalm wrong. Amen Amen

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