Psalm 16

We’re reading through, and with intentionality, praying through the Psalms during this school year. There are 150 Psalms, divided into 180 different readings. See this 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.

Thank you that we find refuge in you, Yahweh! When the world leads us to a dead end, we can run to you for safety. You are the One True God. There is no other. We proclaim with humility “Every good thing I have is a gift from you.” We declare that indeed, nothing makes sense without you.

Thank you that your children are full of great joy deep within their souls. It is our delight to have friendships with others who follow your ways as disciples. I thank you for the connection we can have to share life in community. Together we state that we will not have any god but you, Lord. Forgive us when we miss the mark and prioritize other things over you.

You, LORD, Yahweh, are all we really want. From the depth of our hearts we say “You are our choice.” And we blush with humility to know that we are your choice first. You make our lives pleasant and fulfilling. Our future is bright. Our inheritance is secure.

We praise you for being our guide and our counselor. Even in the darkest night your Word shines brightly along the path. You protect us from fear. And when we are afraid, you bring comfort and peace. We can safely rest in your arms. Our hearts rejoice! We are happy from the inside out. You will keep us safe and secure, even death will not separate us.

You, only you, LORD, show us the path that leads to life, and life to the full. You are always near. You fill us   with great joy. We’re smiling from ear to ear for we will be honored in your Kingdom!

Thank you that we find refuge in you, Yahweh! When the world leads us to a dead end, we can run to you for safety. You are the One True God. There is no other. We proclaim with humility “Every good thing I have is a gift from you.” We declare that indeed, nothing makes sense without you.

Thank you that your children are full of great joy deep within their souls. It is our delight to have friendships with others who follow your ways as disciples. I thank you for the connection we can have to share life in community. Together we state that we will not have any god but you, Lord. Forgive us when we miss the mark and prioritize other things over you.

You, LORD, Yahweh, are all we really want. From the depth of our hearts we say “You are our choice.” And we blush with humility to know that we are your choice first. You make our lives pleasant and fulfilling. Our future is bright. Our inheritance is secure.

We praise you for being our guide and our counselor. Even in the darkest night your Word shines brightly along the path. You protect us from fear. And when we are afraid, you bring comfort and peace. We can safely rest in your arms. Our hearts rejoice! We are happy from the inside out. You will keep us safe and secure, even death will not separate us.

You, only you, LORD, show us the path that leads to life, and life to the full. You are always near. You fill us   with great joy. We’re smiling from ear to ear for we will be honored in your Kingdom!

But only, because of the grace of Jesus, your strong right hand. In Him we have eternal delight. In His name we pray. Amen.

(c) 2020. Rich Ronald.

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