Peace Lutheran Church Sussex, Wisconsin

Congregation at Prayer: November 3, 2019

Creed — 3rd Article

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Catechesis Notes for the Week — Psalm 57: A Prayer for Safety from the Enemies of Faith—The time of David’s persecution under King Saul were very fruitful for him.  By the inspiration of the Holy Spirit who strengthened him to bear up under the incessant attacks by Saul, he produced many of his greatest psalms.  Psalm 57 was prayed by him when he fled from Saul into a cave.  On that occasion, King Saul fell into David’s grasp without Saul realizing it as Saul entered the same cave in which David was hiding to relieve himself.  David and his men remained silent in the darkness of the cave.  Though given the opportunity to strike down his enemy, David would not raise his hand against the anointed King.  Instead, he commended himself to God who judges righteously and who would avenge his cause as he saw fit.  David’s example is an encouragement for us during times of prolonged and intense persecution for our faith. “Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, until these calamities have passed by.”CP191103