Sunday, August 26, 2012

You've missed divine liturgy on a Sunday; now what?

A difficult question for the Orthodox Christian.  Luckily for us, there is an answer.  Prayer.

I did not make it to church this morning due to an upset stomach and a splitting headache (caused by overindulgence yesterday).  So I read the Psalms (not the entire Psalter).  The Psalms are a great tool for prayer; the fathers tell us that the entirety of Christianity can be found in the Psalms.

I have noticed that everyone has a favorite Psalm.  My favorite is Psalm 144. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you made this post. It is important to prepare for and instruct Plan Bs. None of us is perfect, loosely quoted.

    This is a favorite from Psalms 102:
    6 I am like a desert owl,
    like an owl among the ruins.
    7 I lie awake; I have become
    like a bird alone on a roof

    I was alone for so long. I am glad to have you. --and only the smallest bit because I sleep better now.I am grateful. It will be unlikely that I am ever alone again, because of you.