Lenten Bible Studies in the Penitential Psalms, from Around the Word

Beautiful for the Lenten season, Around the Word Bible Studies offers a series of excellent studies on The Seven Penitential Psalms. These Psalms (6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, 143) teach us the Biblical doctrine of repentance, sorrow over our sin, and the sure and certain hope of the forgiveness of all of our sins.ATW Penitential Psalms Studies

The first study on Psalm 6 is available now. Written by Rev. Eric Andersen, it includes an outline of the Psalm, comments on the Psalm by St. Augustine, a verse-by-verse, pointed text of the Psalm, questions about the text for meditation, running commentary, and a summary of the Psalm.

You get all this on two pages in a graphically appealing format.

Each study is intended to lead you deeper into the Scriptures to understand the truth and comfort the Lord has for us there. These are so good, you may well want to keep them in a binder or folder for use again beyond this year’s Lenten season.

For convenience, you can sign up on the page linked below to receive these Bible Studies weekly via email, or if you choose, you can simply visit the website each week.

Find them at Around the Word here, and have a blessed Lenten season

About T. R. Halvorson

T. R. Halvorson was born in Sidney, Montana on July 14, 1953, baptized at Pella Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sidney, Montana on November 8, 1953, and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Williston, North Dakota in 1968. He and his wife, Marilyn, are members of Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Sidney, Montana. They have three sons and six grandchildren. T. R. farms at Wildrose, North Dakota, and is Deputy County Attorney in Sidney, Montana. He has been a computer programmer; and an author, conference speaker, instructor, and consultant to industry in online legal information. He is among the authors of the religion column in the Sidney Herald at Sidney, Montana. He is the Editor of LutheranCatechism.com.


Lenten Bible Studies in the Penitential Psalms, from Around the Word — 1 Comment

  1. A Lenten Prayer from a man who knew how to sin and how to repent.

    { The Prayer is considered apocryphal, but exudes an authentic Spirit……
    As the old saying goes: “It takes one to know one” Indeed. }

    Prayer of Manasseh

    Ascription of Praise

    O Lord Almighty,
    God of our fathers,
    of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob
    and of their righteous posterity.

    Thou who hast made heaven and earth
    with all their order;
    who hast shackled the sea by thy word of command,
    who hast confined the deep
    and sealed it with thy terrible and glorious name.

    At whom all things shudder,
    and tremble before thy power,
    for thy glorious splendor cannot be borne,
    and the wrath of thy threat to sinners is irresistible.

    Yet immeasurable and unsearchable is thy promised mercy,
    for thou art the Lord Most High,
    of great compassion, long-suffering, and very merciful,
    and repentest over the evils of men.

    Thou, O Lord, according to thy great goodness
    hast promised repentance and forgiveness
    to those who have sinned against thee.

    In the multitude of thy mercies
    thou hast appointed repentance for sinners,
    that they may be saved.

    Therefore thou, O Lord, God of the righteous,
    hast not appointed repentance for the righteous,
    for Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, who did not sin against thee,
    but thou hast appointed repentance for me, who am a sinner.

    Confession of Sins

    For the sins I have committed are more in number
    than the sand of the sea;
    my transgressions are multiplied, O Lord, they are multiplied!

    I am unworthy to look up and see the height of heaven
    because of the multitude of my iniquities.

    I am weighted down with many an iron fetter,
    so that I am rejected because of my sins,
    and I have no relief;
    for I have provoked thy wrath
    and have done what is evil in thy sight,
    setting up abominations and multiplying offenses.

    Supplication for Pardon

    And now I bend the knee of my heart,
    beseeching thee for thy kindness.

    I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned,
    and I know my transgressions.

    I earnestly beseech thee,
    forgive me, O Lord, forgive me!

    Do not destroy me with my transgressions!

    Do not be angry with me for ever or lay up evil for me;
    do not condemn me to the depths of the earth.

    For thou, O Lord, art the God of those who repent,
    and in me thou wilt manifest thy goodness;
    for, unworthy as I am, thou wilt save me in thy great mercy.

    I will praise thee continually all the days of my life.

    For all the host of heaven sings thy praise.

    Thine is the glory for ever.


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