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 God, I am faithful to you with all my heart, and you can trust me. I will sing and play music for you with all that I am. I will start playing my harps before the sun rises. I will praise you, Lord, for everyone to hear; I will sing hymns to you in every nation. Your love reaches higher than the heavens, and your loyalty extends beyond the clouds.
Our God, may you be honored above the heavens; may your glory be seen everywhere on earth. Answer my prayers and use your powerful arm to give us victory. Then the people you love will be safe.
Our God, from your holy place you made this promise: “I will gladly divide up the city of Shechem and give away Succoth Valley piece by piece. The lands of Gilead and Manasseh are mine. Ephraim is my war helmet,
and Judah is my symbol of royal power. Moab is merely my washbasin, and Edom belongs to me. I shout with victory over the Philistines.”
Our God, who will bring me to the fortress or lead me to Edom? Have you rejected us? You don’t lead our armies. Help us defeat our enemies! No one else can rescue us. You are the one who gives us victory and crushes our enemies.
Here is today’s prayer from Psalm 108:
God. Abba. Father.
We sing to you today! At dawn, at noon, at dusk. We look forward to another day, because it means you have given us another 24 hours to praise your name! We will praise you among every tribe and people group all over the world. Your love is displayed in beauty among the clouds. Your glory covers the earth like a blanket made of sapphires. It is on display in the smiling faces of those who love you from the depths of their hearts.
We thank you for sending Jesus to save us! Our Messiah is your powerful right hand, full of mercy and grace and truth and justice. Through his love we are delivered. Thank you for turning your ear towards us and hearing our pleas for help.
Thank you that you have a specific purpose for every person and every nation. You have plans for each one of us. You have hope and future blessings reserved just for us.
We thank you for leading us to your throne. We thank you for going before us and defeating those things that defeat us. We trust in your leadership that brings us into relationship with you. For knowing that you love us is greater than any other victory!
We praise you with music, song, instruments, breath, and every move we make today. May all we do today reflect your radiant glory.
In Jesus’ name.
(c) 2021. Rich Ronald.