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.
Here is today’s prayer, preceded by the text from the Contemporary English Version, copyright 1995, by the America Bible Society.
It is wonderful to be grateful and to sing your praises, Lord Most High! It is wonderful each morning to tell about your love and at night to announce how faithful you are. I enjoy praising your name to the music of harps because everything you do makes me happy, and I sing joyful songs.
You do great things, Lord. Your thoughts are too deep for an ignorant fool to know or understand. Though the wicked sprout and spread like grass, they will be pulled up by their roots. But you will rule over all of us forever, and your hateful enemies will be scattered and then destroyed.
You have given me the strength of a wild ox, and you have chosen me to be your very own. My eyes have seen, and my ears have heard the doom and destruction of my terrible enemies.
Good people will prosper like palm trees, and they will grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon. They will take root in your house, Lord God, and they will do well. They will be like trees that stay healthy and fruitful, even when they are old. And they will say about you, “The Lord always does right! God is our mighty rock.”
Here is today’s prayer from Psalm 92:
God. Abba. Father.
You are magnificent and it is a joy to praise you this morning and this evening! Day after day we proclaim that you are love and you are faithful. So, we sing to you today! Indeed, everything you do makes us happy. We delight in the work of your hands. Thank you for using people around the globe to deliver your grace and your love.
Those who do not know you do not know of your great kindness. That is tragic, actually. For those who turn their backs on you will ultimately be destroyed, ruined, like dust in the wind.
Yet, we thank you that we can count on you to strengthen us, even when we feel weak or defeated. We can be courageous through our faith and by your strong hand. You, Lord, are exalted forever. Yes, we will flourish, we will prosper like tall and mighty trees that offer shade to the weary and fruit to the hungry. Yes, we will be healthy in our old age. As we stay connected to you, by your hand and through your grace, we will produce fruit that will last for all eternity. Let us be reminded that apart from you, we can do nothing.
We will proclaim that you, mighty God, are our rock, our firm foundation. You always do right.
We praise your name. Even the name of Jesus.
(c) 2021. Rich Ronald.