These Psalmtweets try and capture something of the essence of the 15 Psalms of Ascents (120-134). The purpose of these tweets is to draw attention to the actual psalms, not to circumvent them.
I sojourn in a strange land.
Living, breathing, but not at home.
I journey to a new place.
Yahweh, you are my peace.
I look to the hills.
Where is the help I need?
Yahweh is my shade.
And he is your shield.
In his presence;
At Yahweh’s dwelling.
We seek shalom;
I pray for peace.
I look upon Yahweh;
In humility I seek his face.
Lord I am in need of grace;
Yah, you are merciful and mighty.
Yahweh was on our side during our trial.
The Lord was with us.
Our help is in him.
He made heaven & earth.
Those who trust in Yahweh are as firmly rooted as Mount Zion.
As the hills surround Jerusalem, so Yahweh surrounds his people.
The return from captivity;
a dream come true.
Sowing for Yahweh in tears;
but the Lord reaps for all-round joy.
Lord, build your Church;
Yahweh, watch over us.
Prosper your children;
May you be honoured through your people.
Happy all who fear Yahweh.
His blessings are food and family.
These fruit are a foretaste of future shalom.
Persecution is the lot of the faithful;
some are ploughed into the ground.
Those who farm in this way will not reap.
Out of the depths I cry.
Yahweh does not mark where I am.
My soul awaits the Lord,
as a watchmen anticipates the dawn.
Yahweh, I look to you in humility.
I cannot fathom the mysteries of this world.
I am your child.
I depend on you.
A prayer for the line of David.
This prayer was answered in the incarnation, life, death, resurrection and ascension of Christ.
Unity among brothers and sisters is a blessing.
It is health.
It is vitality.
It is life-giving.
Conclusive proof that 24/7 prayer was invented well over two millennia ago.
Elsewhere on these pages other Psalms of Ascents Psalmtweets can be found, as well as a look at the character of these psalms. Please use the categories or tags to access these posts.