Lectionary Reflection for the First Sunday of Advent

This excerpt comes from Psalms for All Seasons, commenting on Psalm 80:

Psalm 80 is a prayer for God’s intervention to restore the people and is especially poignant after the desolation and violence depicted in Ps. 79.

The theme is clearly established by the cry for restoration and salvation repeated throughout the psalm (vv. 3, 7, 19), ending with a vow to faithful obedience (v. 18) before the last refrain.

 

Prayer for reflection:
Shepherd of your flock, restore your wayward people;
lead us again to green pastures and renew us beside the waters of comfort.
Because of your faithful care we worship and praise your holy name. Amen.

 

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