Friday, August 25, 2017

Psalm 133

v.1 How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity!

Father, God, show us how to live together in unity.  Unite us under your banner.  Draw your people close to you, and show us that our identity is in you.  You are our hope, our only hope.  You are eternal, almighty God.  Honor, glory and praise be to your name.  Amen.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Psalm 132

v. 11-12 The Lord swore an oath to David, a sure oath he will not revoke: "One of your descendants I will place on your throne.  If your sons keep my covenant and that statutes I teach them, then their sons will sit on your throne for ever and ever."

Father, we know that David and his sons failed to follow you perfectly.  We also know that you provided the Son of David to sit enthroned forever.  Lord Jesus, thank you for being our perfect sacrifice and for reigning eternally.  You are great, you are good, you are all we need.  Praise and glory be to your name for ever and ever.  Amen.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Psalm 131

v. 2 But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.

Lord, God, I don't really like to think of myself as an infant or toddler.  But I long for the contentment that comes from abiding in you.  Give me the ability and maturity to calm and quiet myself, knowing that you care and that you are near.  I need your hand on my life, and your Word in my heart.  Amen.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Psalm 130

v. 3 If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand?

Father, you keep no record of sins.  You have removed them as far as the east is from the west.  Thank you for mercy and forgiveness.  Apart from your great mercy I would crumble.  I could never, ever stand before you.  Thank you for your great heart of compassion.  Amen.