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Psalms Study | Week 3 - Praying Our Intimidation

This week's study: Psalm 2

Additional Questions

Questions for the Text:

  • Who is speaking in verse seven? How is that significant?
  • How can rulers “serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling” in a culture where Church and State are separated?

Questions for Our Lives:

  • How does this Psalm affect our understanding of what rulers and governors should do?
  • How well does the government in your country of origin reflect this psalm? What is it doing that you want to see more of? What needs to change?

Now or Later

Peterson suggests you spend some time learning about a ruler, in order to become more aware of how to pray for them. If you are not sure who to pray for, here are some suggestions:

  • The highest official in your home country (president, king, prime minister)
  • The congress or parliament in your country
  • Joseph Deiss, President of the United Nations
  • The governor, or other leaders from your state or province
  • The mayor, city manager, or superintendent in your hometown
  • Gaylen Byker, out-going President of Calvin College, and/or his successor


Jason Goldtrap - Psalm 2 Acappella
Link (YouTube)

Leonard Bernstein "Adonai ro-I (Combination of Psalm 2 and 23)
Link: (YouTube)

Brian Moss Kiss the Son
Link (MP3)


Scott Hoezee, Director for the Center for Excellence in Preaching, Psalm 2


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