Praying the News, “Psalms and Hymns” – November 2016

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PRAYING THE NEWS: Ways to pray before, during, and after

As people of faith, the watching, listening to, reading, and discussing the news offers us an opportunity to pray. Prayer is a positive, life-giving response to the news. Prayer lifts our concerns before God, asks for help and guidance, and helps us find a faithful response, no matter what the news presents.

Suggestions on ways to pray before, during, or after the news recently have been posted. Today some suggestions are posted about scripture passages and hymns that may be useful.

Psalm 23
Psalm 27
Psalm 34
Psalm 61
Psalm 121

Hymns:  All hymns are located in the hymnal, Evangelical Lutheran Worship, unless otherwise noted.

on trust:
Amazing Grace – 779
Lord of All Hopefulness – 765
When Peace Like a River – 785

on hope:
O God, Our Help in Ages Past – 632
O Love That Will Not Let Me Go – Lutheran Book of Worship 324
All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name – 634
When Peace, Like a River – 785

on love:
Lord, Speak to Us, that We May Speak – 676
Jesus Calls Us; O’er the Tumult – 696

Offered by Jane Jakoubek, Good Shepherd Member and Spiritual Director