Here is today’s prayer from Psalm 128:
God. Abba. Father.
We walk in obedience to you and your word. You have promised to bless those who follow “the straight and narrow.” By your Holy Spirit we have endeavored to respect and honor and obey you. So, we humbly open our hands and our hearts to receive what you have for us: Grace. Goodness. Blessing. Happiness. Joy. Abundant harvest. Thank you, dear Father, for taking care of us, your children.
Thank you for family. For wives and husbands and children. For grandparents, aunts, and uncles. The family is a special place. Fill our homes with your grace and your peace. Give us patience and understanding. We thank you for the word picture that for those whose households serve you and honor your name, you have ordained a rich harvest of the choicest fruits and grains and new shoots of growth straight from the deepest roots.
This is a promise is for all who revere you, oh Yahweh.
We pray for your hand of blessing on Jerusalem and your people. And in our land as well. Thank you for calling us to your special place.
Thank you for a long life… one that lingers into grandparenthood. Yes, may we all enjoy the grace and life of many future generations. We thank you, again, for our family.
And for those who struggle with relationships, we ask for a special season of grace, peace, and understanding. May families find a place not just where they survive, but where they thrive under your loving hand.
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.
(c) 2021. Rich Ronald.