Tag Archives: Psalm 109

Put on Scripture like a garment

The psalmist complains this morning about his accuser (109:17-18)

He put on cursing like a garment,*
let it soak into his body like water
and into his bones like oil;
Let it be to him like the cloak which he wraps around himself, *
and like the belt that he wears continually.

I hope that as you practice daily prayer using the Office, you will instead put on Scripture like a garment, that the living Word will soak into your body like water and into your bones like oil. Perhaps over time you will find the weekly rhythms of the canticles and the seasonal themes of the collects wrapping around you like a new garment.

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