Exchanged Life Spirituality

bonhoeffer 3Dietrich Bonhoeffer's book on the Psalms, Psalms: The Prayer Book Of The Bible, organizes the Psalms into several categories, one of which is the Church.

Here he assigns #s 27, 46, 48, 63, 81, 84.

Bonhoeffer also notes that Psalm 15 & others describe how "God has promised to be present in the worship of the congregation. Thus the congregation conducts its worship according to God's order. But Jesus Christ himself has offered the perfect worship by perfecting evry prescribed sacrifice in his own voluntary and sinless sacrifice....For us there remains only the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving in prayers, hymns, and in a life lived according to God's commands."

He additionally notes that Psalms 50 & 23 indicate that "...our entire life becomes worship, the offering of thanksgiving. God wants to acknowledge such thanksgiving and to show his salvation to the grateful."

Below are links to these Psalms.

Psalm 15Psalm 23Psalm 27Psalm 46Psalm 48Psalm 50Psalm 63Psalm 81Psalm 84

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Favorites

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    Where is now my father's familyThat was here so long ago?Sitting 'round the kitchen firesideBrightened by the ruddy glow Read More
  • Doorways into the prayer life by Emilie Griffin +

    Emilie Griffin spoke at a 1999 Renovaré International Conference Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Freedom of Simplicity, Richard Foster +

    In Freedom of Simplicity Foster gently encourages us to see that our identity, our sense of comfort and security must Read More
  • Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster +

    The Path to Spiritual Growth The book on spiritual disciplines. Read More
  • Spiritual Classics, Richard Foster and Emilie Griffiin +

    Selected Readings for Individuals and Groups on the Twelve Spiritual Disciplines Good collection of essays, saints throughout the ages. A Read More
  • Prayer by Richard Foster +

    A prayer Richard Foster uses when beginning a time of contemplation: By the authority of Almighty God, I surround myself Read More
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