Today we continue an ambitious project! For the next nine months, you and I will get the opportunity to read through, and more importantly, pray through the Psalms together. See yesterday’s post for more info.
The audio file below is the entire episode for today. The text below is today’s prayer. I’m reading the Contemporary English Version of the Text, copyright 1995, by the American Bible Society.
God, Abba, Father.
We come to you today on behalf of the rulers and leaders of this world. We repent on their behalf, and we repent ourselves, when we make useless plans, when we turn against you, when we proclaim that we want to do things our own ways. We thank you for your righteous anger. We thank you that you, God, have holy standards that we can all aspire to uphold. And we thank you God that when we fail, and we fail regularly, that you have provided grace for each one us through your Son. Thank you, Father that you have given every nation to your Son. And you will honor your Son’s request to claim every land and every nation for your Kingdom.
Father we pray for every ruler of every land on this earth… that they would serve and honor the Lord. That they would rejoice and be glad. That they would respect your Son, Jesus, our Messiah and Lord. And we pray this prayer for us, and for our families.
We thank you for the promise that you bless and protect everyone who runs to you. Thank you that we can find true comfort, true peace, true shelter and true joy… only in your love and your grace.
We love you God and offer this prayer in Jesus’ name.
(c) 2020. Rich Ronald.