Do not pray for easy lives, pray to be stronger men and women. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. - (Phillips Brooks). … More
The Jews of the psalmist’s day had become apostate, yet at the same time, they adopted a superstitious attitude toward the temple. They imagined that since it was God’s house it could not be destroyed and therefore Jerusalem was off limits to the invader. However it was destroyed. Many commentators say this is the eighth of a dozen of the psalms written by Asaph. It is a cry of anguish and despair. Some say it was written at the time of the Babylonian invasion, when not only the temple had been burned, but Jerusalem itself was destroyed and the Jew deported into exile. It is also a time for earnest prayer and can be divided into two sections:
Why the Psalmist Prayed (vv. 1-4).
What the Psalmist Prayed (vv. 5-12).
God promises his faithfulness to me through chastisement as well as love.
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Psalms 76:1-12Jerusalem - The City of God
Psalms 77:1-20Overcome Depression With A God Session
Psalms 78:1-16Dissatisfaction With God Leads to Disaster
Psalms 78:17-31God’s Decision For Provision
Psalms 78:32-44Flattery Toward God is a Serious Offense
Psalms 78:45-58Lessons From God’s Past Judgment
Psalms 78:59-72Walk Your Talk
Psalms 79:1-13Prayer in The Midst of Disaster
Psalms 80:1-19The Pruning Process Produces Restoration
Psalms 81:1-16Definite Desire For Deliverance
Psalms 82:1-8Justice Over The Judges