Send our Roots Rain: Praying the Psalms
For the most profound and enduring prayers of all time, both Christians and Jews look to the Psalms. Many centuries after these texts were first sung in worship, they continue to inspire our boldest and most intimate prayers. Throughout the Psalms images of water, flowing streams, rivers, and fountains represent God's abundant mercy and care. In contrast, images of thirst, withered grass, deserts, and wasted bodies represent the human condition apart from God. Each Sunday in this series uses a different Psalm to illuminate the overall theme, "Send our roots rain" (a phrase taken from Gerard Manley Hopkins's poem, "Thou art indeed just, Lord").