Psalm 79

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.

Sometimes, it feels like we are the punchline for the world’s jokes. We who have faith. We who believe. We are often berated and humiliated. And some, God, are severely persecuted. Give them strength today, those who face physical harm and abuse because they have taken a stand on behalf of the Kingdom.

Pour out your wrath on those who want to bring your children down. You are famous for helping. Please send your mercy. Forgive us of our sins. Don’t let the pagan nations scoff and ask wryly, “where is your God?”

Yes! Let your mighty power save! We will praise you and thank you. We will tell everyone of your wonderful love for us. From our generation to the next generation, we, your sheep, will proclaim the praises of our great shepherd!

His name is Jesus.

And it is in his name we pray.

Amen.

(c) 2020. Rich Ronald.

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