Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Well-known for his devotional writing, J. Barrie Shepherd reflects on best-loved Psalms, including Psalms 23, 100, and 118: "The Lord is my shepherd," "Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands " and "O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good." In the format of morning and evening prayers for one month, Shepherd writes on themes of worship--prayer, contemplation, and song--and on emotions of the worshiper such as awe and and joy. Space is provided so that readers can write down their own reflections.