The Songs of Ascents (psalms 120-134) are pilgrimage songs.
Why not make your own 15 day ‘pilgrimage’ with them?
The Life of Faith is often opposed by lying lips.
It is the way of peace in the midst of hostility.
Yahweh is with us on our pilgrimage.
Look to him on the journey and you will not stumble.
Pilgrims arrive with joy in Jerusalem.
How much more will this be true when we enter the heavenly city?
Yahweh, how your servants look to you in need.
We lift our eyes to you.
Grant us grace.
Lord, grant us grace.
The Lord is for His people.
We are like birds that can tweet in freedom, having escaped captivity.
Stirred not shaken!
Trusting in Yahweh means not being shaken.
Looking to Yahweh means being stirred to do his work.
The Lord has done great things for us.
For our tears will turn to laughter.
We are children of the dream.
Both God’s house and our homes need to be built by God.
Both can be broken by human vanity.
Blessed is everyone who fears Yahweh; those who walk in His ways.
The Lord bless you from Zion.
A reminder to pray for those ploughed into the earth by others.
The ploughed will reap, rather than those who plough.
Cry, wait, hope.
Heard, loved, redeemed.
A content weaned child.
The ultimate goal of intentional Christian spirituality.
The Psalms contain many themes.
David and Zion are key and in this psalm their stories intertwine.
Living together as God’s united people is good.
It is the pleasant way into Yahweh’s blessing from Zion.
Praise the Lord.
Lift your hands.
May Yahweh bless you from Zion.