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:
Shout praises to the Lord! The Lord blesses everyone who worships him and gladly obeys his teachings. Their descendants will have great power in the land, because the Lord blesses all who do right. They will get rich and prosper and will always be remembered for their fairness. They will be so kind and merciful and good, that they will be a light in the dark for others who do the right thing.
Life will go well for those who freely lend and are honest in business. They won’t ever be troubled, and the kind things they do will never be forgotten. Bad news won’t bother them; they have decided to trust the Lord. They are dependable and not afraid, and they will live to see their enemies defeated. They will always be remembered and greatly praised, because they were kind and freely gave to the poor. When evil people see this, they angrily bite their tongues and disappear. They will never get what they really want.
Here is today’s prayer from Psalm 112:
God. Abba. Father.
We sing praises to you, oh LORD, Yahweh! We are thankful for your Word. We celebrate your blessings to us as we embrace your truths and your teachings. We pray for our children and our grandchildren today. That they will be filled with your Spirit and reflect your strength and grace to all. We ask that you bless them as they honor you. Give them, and us, generous hearts. May we be people of compassion, mercy, and justice. May we point people to you and your unconditional love.
We are grateful for the promises you have made with us, your children. You are our rock and firm foundation. We will not be shaken. We will not fear bad news, for we trust you in all things, God. Give us pure hearts, strong hearts, no matter what circumstances chase us today. May we be remembered for continuing a legacy of faith and hope and love. May we see the sufferings of others and be generous to help them.
We thank you that our strength is in our trust in you, our Father.
In Jesus’ name.
(c) 2021. Rich Ronald.