“Someone else is praying” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“A psalm that we cannot utter as a prayer, that makes us falter and horrifies us, is a hint to us that here Someone else is praying, not we; that the One who is here protesting his innocence, who is invoking God’s judgment, who has come to such infinite depths of suffering, is none other than Jesus Christ himself. He it is who is praying here, and not only here but in the whole Psalter.”

–Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together (New York: Harper & Row, 1954), 45.

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