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.