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.
Our Lord, you are King! You rule from your throne above the winged creatures, as people tremble and the earth shakes. You are praised in Zion, and you control all nations. Only you are God! And your power alone, so great and fearsome, is worthy of praise. You are our mighty King, a lover of fairness, who sees that justice is done everywhere in Israel. Our Lord and our God, we praise you and kneel down to worship you, the God of holiness!
Moses and Aaron were two of your priests. Samuel was also one of those who prayed in your name, and you, our Lord, answered their prayers. You spoke to them from a thick cloud, and they obeyed your laws.
Our Lord and our God, you answered their prayers and forgave their sins, but when they did wrong, you punished them. We praise you, Lord God, and we worship you at your sacred mountain. Only you are God!
Here is today’s prayer from Psalm 99:
God. Abba. Father.
Only you are God!
We start today with these great proclamations of truth: You are holy. You are our great King! You are in control. You are worthy of our praise. Let all the earth worship you. Let all the earth see your beauty.
History is filled with leaders who declared these same truths… Moses, Aaron, and Samuel. We thank you for those, even today, who speak boldly of your love and faithfulness. Give us the courage to share with others these truths that you are writing on our hearts.
We ask you to meet our needs today… our physical, emotional, spiritual and mental needs. We trust that you hear our prayers. Give us ears to hear as you speak your answers… sometimes directly in your word… sometimes in the gentleness of creation… sometimes in the melody of a song… sometimes from the encouragement of a friend.
Thank you, Lord. We praise and worship you today! Only you are God.
(c) 2021. Rich Ronald.