|What we sang at Vespers|
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Last night at Vespers my mind was troubled about some situations in my life but my mind was drawn back into worship as the choir sang Psalm 140 (that would be Psalm 141 for those of you using the protestant bible.) We sang:
Lord, I call upon You, hear me. Hear me, O Lord!
Lord, I call upon You, hear me; receive the voice of my prayer when I call upon You.
Hear me, O Lord.
Let my prayer arise in Your sight as incense and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.The words of the Psalter touched me in a way that no "catchy" hymn ever did and I can say that I was not just singing along. Rather, I was praying the Psalm. I was able to identify with David's longing for God and his desperation which God alone could solve. The prayer of David became my prayer and for that I am grateful.
There are so many treasures in Orthodoxy. May my life be spent searching for them.