Psalm 6

Today we continue an ambitious project! For the next nine months, you and I will get the opportunity to read through, and more importantly, pray through the Psalms together. See this post for more info.

The audio file below is the entire episode for today. The text below is today’s prayer. I’m reading the Contemporary English Version of the Text, copyright 1995, by the American Bible Society.

Lord. Abba. God.

Have mercy. May your grace shine on me. Please don’t correct me when you are angry. Show love and compassion. Have mercy and heal my body, for I am weary. I hurt. I am in deep distress. How long, Lord? How much longer? Come to my rescue, please, Father! Show me your unfailing love. Save me. For if I die, I cannot proclaim your praises. I am weary from the constant attacks at night. My pillow is soaked with tears and my bed from sweat. I cannot see for my eyes are weak because of my enemies.

I know you hear my anguish. Dismiss my enemies! They who hate me because I love you and trust you.

Thank you for turning your ears to my voice and your face to my eyes. Thank you for answering my prayer and my pleas for mercy.

My enemies will be overcome with their guilt and shame. They will flee in complete disgrace. Thank you Lord!

We open our hands and our hearts to you in Jesus’ name. Amen.

(c) 2020. Rich Ronald.

Psalm 5

Today we continue an ambitious project! For the next nine months, you and I will get the opportunity to read through, and more importantly, pray through the Psalms together. See Monday’s post for more info.

The audio file below is the entire episode for today. The text below is today’s prayer. I’m reading the Contemporary English Version of the Text, copyright 1995, by the American Bible Society.

God. Abba. Father.

Listen, Lord. Shema! Please pay attention as my heart aches and my voice groans.

You are my King! You are my God! Answer my cry for help. Yes, answer our cries for help as we pray to you oh King.

Thank you for hearing my prayer each morning. You listen with love and grace. You hear my voice as I bring my requests to you and wait for your reply.

Again, Lord, we praise you for your holiness. Thank you that you have high standards. We worship and respect you because you are not pleased with evil. Lord, let me not be pleased with evil either.  Lord, please let me not boast in anything or anyone other than you and you alone! Thank you for destroying every liar. May we join with you in despising violence and deceit.

Thank you for your great love and mercy, Lord. Thank you that we can come before you and bow down and worship you. Guide me in doing only what is right in your sight. Teach me.

Nothing my enemies say or do is right or true. Punish them Lord for telling lies and leading others into the path of destruction. Your word says that those who plot evil, those who commit crimes against you, their plans will bring about their own downfall.

Thank you for your plans that lead to life. Thank you that all who run to you for protection, those who take refuge in you, will always sing for joy. Provide shelter for those who truly love you. Let them rejoice in your love.

Father, thank you for blessing those who live right. Thank you for shielding your children with kindness, favor and grace.

We offer this prayer in Jesus name. Amen.

(c) 2020. Rich Ronald.