Psalm 4

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 Monday’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 proclaim today that you are our God and our protector. Hear our prayer. Thank you that once I was in terrible distress, but you set me free. Hear our prayer today. Forgive us when we refuse to respect you and your ways and your people. Forgive us when we pursue foolishness instead of your righteousness.

Thank you for choosing me, oh God. Thank for choosing anyone who is faithful to you. Please help us to be faithful. Forgive me, forgive us, when we sin, when we are not faithful. Search our heart, oh God. May we trust in your unfailing love.

Thank you, God, that you are good to us. As the psalmist prayed so do we: “Let your kindness, Lord, Yahweh, shine brightly on us.” You have brought us a rich harvest of blessings, happiness and joy. More than just bread and wine, grain and grapes. Thank you that in You, we have more than enough! Always.

And thank you for rest… that we can lie down and sleep soundly, because you, Lord, keep us safe. Thank you again for being our protector, the One in whom we find complete peace.

We offer this prayer today in Jesus’ name. Amen.

(c) 2020. Rich Ronald.

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