Psalm 81

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.

We sing for joy to you today! We play music and instruments in our praise. Indeed, Lord, you have established a decree that we are to worship you. And we do so, with great revelry!

We thank you for removing from us the burdens of worry and the yoke of slavery. We thank you for rescuing us and for answering our prayers. We ask that you would forgive us from the sin of idolatry, from putting anything above you or in front of you, God. We worship you, the One True God.

We ask that you might defeat those things that defeat us… worry, anxiety, fear, stubbornness, pride, arrogance… or even those outside forces of the enemy like jealousy and oppression. Turn your hand against our foes, especially, the evil one. Please, don’t let us be tempted.

Thank you that your ways are just and true. And to the believer you promise we will enjoy the sweetness of life and be fed the finest of bread by the bread of life himself. Even Jesus.

And it’s in His name we pray.

Amen.

(c) 2020. Rich Ronald.

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