Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"Save Me"

From Eugene Peterson, Praying With the Psalms for April 22. I love the simplicity of this:

Save me, O God, by your name,
and vindicate me by your might.
Hear my prayer, O God;
give ear to the words of my mouth.
Psalm 54:1-2

"Save me" is the most elemental prayer. It is at the heart of biblical religion. It joins human need with God's action in Jesus, whose name means, literally, "The Lord Saves."

1 comment:

onthefly said...

Thanks, this reminds me of a pastor from Cambodia that we know who tells his story of being dragged to a killing field and at the last moment prayed, "Lord of the universe, save me"! And, He did. :)