By Miriam Dunson
Having discovered a powerful correlation among subject matters within the psalms and the private and non secular matters that older adults care for daily, Miriam Dunson selects ten of the best-known psalms for in-depth reports exploring problems with specific drawback to older humans. She opens avenues for research and mirrored image through together with in each one bankruptcy a dialogue of the psalm's history, its that means, and the way it pertains to the lives of older folks.
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4 (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996), 1228. , 864. , 866. , A Theological Introduction to the Book of Psalms (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1993), 140. : Paulist Press, 1994. Nashville: Upper Room Books, 1998. What is My Place in All of This? They represent a vibrant and compelling call to remember and to celebrate the involvement of God in sacred history, by telling the stories over and over again. Human beings were the crowning glory. These are human questions, no matter what our age. " I have chosen Psalm 8 for study Page 27 because it speaks to the older adult issues of selfesteem, identity, and one's role in the world.
For your servants hold its stones dear, and have pity on its dust. The nations will fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth your glory. For the LORD will build up Zion; he will appear in his glory. He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and will not despise their prayer. Let this be recorded for a generation to come, so that a people yet unborn may praise the LORD: that he looked down from his holy height, from heaven the LORD looked at the earth, to hear the groans of the prisoners, to set free those who were doomed to die; so that the name of the LORD may be declared in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem, when peoples gather together, and kingdoms, to worship the LORD.
Long ago you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you endure; they will all wear out like a garment. You change them like clothing, and they pass away; but you are the same, and your years have no end. The children of your servants shall live secure; their offspring shall be established in your presence. Psalm 103 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, Page 44 bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits— who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good as long as you live so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.