The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross

PRAYING WITH THE PSALMS PSALM 40:7-11 You delight not in sacrifice and offering, but in an open ear. You do not ask for holocaust and sin offering. Then I said, “Behold, I have come.” In the scroll of the book it stands written of me: “I delight to do your will, O my God; your instruction lies deep within me.” Your uprightness I have proclaimed in the great assembly. My lips I have not sealed; you know it, O Lord. Your saving help I have not hidden in my heart; of your faithfulness and salvation I have spoken. I made no secret of your merciful love and your faithfulness to the great assembly. 26 INTRODUCTION