Psalm 113

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:

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Shout praises to the Lord! Everyone who serves him, come and praise his name.

Let the name of the Lord be praised now and forever. From dawn until sunset the name of the Lord deserves to be praised.
The Lord is far above all of the nations; he is more glorious than the heavens.

No one can compare with the Lord our God. His throne is high above, and he looks down to see the heavens and the earth. God lifts the poor and needy from dust and ashes, and he lets them take part in ruling his people. When a wife has no children, he blesses her with some, and she is happy. Shout praises to the Lord!

From dawn to dusk. From east to west. We praise You, God of glory!

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Here is today’s prayer from Psalm 113:

God. Abba. Father.

We sing Hallelujah to you! We are humbled to be in your presence wherever we go. When we think of the multitudes of the past and all who will live in the future, we are counted among the blessed who sing your praises today. We thank you for the dawn. We are grateful for the sunset. We join with all creation in praising your name every minute of this day! Yes, from dawn to dusk. From east to west. We praise You. God of glory!

You are lifted up, higher than anything! You provide more safety than any nation. You give compassion greater than any ministry or service organization made by humans. Thank you! There is nothing on earth that compares with you. Even in our most vivid imagination, we cannot truly see the majesty of your throne of grace.

Yet, you are the One True God who has reached into our world with love and care. Everything you create, you have a plan to redeem. We thank you for creating us and redeeming us. You have rescued each one of us! Thank you. Yes, in your economy, you take the poorest of the poor and seat them among kings. You care deeply for the homeless, the widow, the childless, the orphan. You give each of them what they need most. Love.

And we rejoice! Because it is through your great Love, through Jesus, that you have provided all we have and all we need. Life. Life. And more life!

We love you in return as much as we can humanly love you, oh God.

We thank you for Jesus. We sing Hallelujah this day. Amen.

(c) 2021. Rich Ronald.

Psalm 111

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:

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Shout praises to the Lord! With all my heart I will thank the Lord when his people meet. The Lord has done
many wonderful things! Everyone who is pleased with God’s marvelous deeds will keep them in mind. Everything the Lord does is glorious and majestic, and his power to bring justice will never end.

The Lord God is famous for his wonderful deeds, and he is kind and merciful. He gives food to his worshipers
and always keeps his agreement with them. He has shown his mighty power to his people and has given them the lands of other nations.

God is always honest and fair, and his laws can be trusted. They are true and right and will stand forever. God rescued his people, and he will never break his agreement with them. He is fearsome and holy.

Respect and obey the Lord! This is the first step to wisdom and good sense. God will always be respected.

Everything the Lord does is glorious and majestic!

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Here is today’s prayer from Psalm 111:

God. Abba. Father.

Hallelujah! We praise you today and sing with all our hearts. Anytime we meet with other believers we will be quick to give you thanks!

Your works, Lord, are stunning and beautiful. When we see the bubbling smile of a child, we are filled with joy. When we see stunning sunrises, or the elegance in the fine details of a flower, we are in awe. You are our God. You are our creator. Everything you do is glorious and majestic!

You are compassionate, kind, loving and the author of grace. You give us everything we have and everything we need. You give us more than enough! Thank you.

You keep your promises to us and to the nations around the globe. You are faithful to us. We can trust you every day. You are the one constant in our fractured lives. Your ways are just and true. You lead us to take the right path.

You have provided a way to eternal life. Your Son, our savior, Jesus has paid the ransom for us. You have redeemed us from the pit of guilt and shame. You have lifted our heads so that we may smile with joy again. Thank you.

We are in awe of everything about you God. We respect you. We honor you. We thank you for the wisdom and understanding that we receive as we follow you.

You have blessed us with life! Again, we sing Hallelujah!

In Jesus’ name.

Amen.

(c) 2021. Rich Ronald.

Psalm 110

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:

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The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right side, until I make your enemies into a footstool for you.”

The Lord will let your power reach out from Zion, and you will rule over your enemies. Your glorious power will be seen on the day you begin to rule. You will wear the sacred robes and shine like the morning sun in all of your strength. The Lord has made a promise that will never be broken: “You will be a priest forever, just like Melchizedek.”

My Lord is at your right side, and when he gets angry he will crush the other kings. He will judge the nations and crack their skulls, leaving piles of dead bodies all over the earth. He will drink from any stream that he chooses, while winning victory after victory.

Your glorious power will be seen on the day you begin to rule.

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Here is today’s prayer from Psalm 110:

God. Abba. Father.

Thank you for ordaining your Son, Jesus, to be our King. Yes, he is the one about whom the psalmist writes. He is the one who sits along side of you, LORD. He is Jesus, our Messiah. As Peter quoted this psalm on the Day of Pentecost: “All Israel, then, know this: There’s no longer room for doubt – God made him Master and Messiah, this Jesus whom you killed on a cross.” (Acts 2:36). We join in thanking you for the great sacrifice of Jesus. May these words speak directly to our heart as they did to the people of Jerusalem 2000 years ago.

We join with all of Israel in proclaiming that you will rule the earth. Your glorious power is seen inside an empty tomb! And we thank you for the assurance that we, your children, have access to that same power through your love! Help us to tap into that strength today, Lord! For you, Jesus, are the great high priest. You are crowned Lord of All!

Your ways are true and just! We proclaim: “God is ruler of heaven and earth. God has put his son, Jesus, on the Throne of Grace.” We worship you Jesus. We praise your name! You are love and grace and forgiveness and hope and joy!

Thank you Jesus!

Amen.

(c) 2021. Rich Ronald.