Lament: Brought to Speech (Psalm 13)


In January it has been tradition for Camas Friends to participate in Peace Month with other churches from our Yearly Meeting. This January our focus is Lament and peace. In this sermon Wess discusses how peace and lament are related to one another, and what thoughts or words we’ve come to associate with lament. Part of the sermon focused on the text of Psalm 13.

Prayer for Deliverance from Enemies

To the leader. A Psalm of David.
How long, O Lord? Will you forget me for ever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I bear pain in my soul,
and have sorrow in my heart all day long?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
Consider and answer me, O Lord my God!
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death,
and my enemy will say, ‘I have prevailed’;
my foes will rejoice because I am shaken.
But I trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
because he has dealt bountifully with me.

(Note: There is a jump around the 2:10 mark. A Q&A portion was removed as it was inaudible.)

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