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Psalm 6 and our "Trail of Tears"

Eugene Peterson (1932- ), well-known author of The Message translation writes,  “Left to ourselves, we will pray to some god who speaks what we like hearing, or to the part of God we manage to understand. But what is critical is that we speak to the God who speaks to us, and to everything he speaks to us… the Psalms train us in that conversation.”

Prepare for worship this Sunday by reading Psalm 6. God intends to change you through the preaching of His Word. How is he is working in you to do that?  We will see you Sunday. 

Check out this week's Community Group Questions:

  1. Did you grow up in a household that expressed or repressed emotions?
  2. Read Psalm 6. What are some reasons why David is (or may be) weeping?
  3. What are some things it is wrong not to weep over? (see v. 1, 2-3, 7-8)
  4. Why is it important to not simply weep, but to pray in our tears? What sin easily occurs a) when we give in to our tears or b) repress our tears?
  5. What does David ask for in this Psalm? What are his arguments (v. 2-3, 4, 5)?
  6. Does David get his answer? What answer does he get? (v. 9-10)