Psalms – Prayers of Honesty and Praise
The turkey is in the oven and rolls are beginning to rise. All is well and quiet in the early morning hours of prep. As I go about the chores, I am also preparing my heart, mind and soul for praise to the One and Only God. May God’s glory be seen in me today. May thanks-living be seen in my behavior. May the peace of Christ rule in our home because of the rule of Christ in our hearts.
We are thankful but we are not haughty. We also think of many who need our prayers for their circumstances. The gravy on top is knowing God knows every heart and every circumstance. He is there waiting to love and forgive all of us. He always has been there. He always will be with those who love Him back. There is no one like our God! No one. Come and worship.
Psalm 65, The Message
A David Psalm
1-2 Silence is praise to you,
And also obedience.
You hear the prayer in it all.
2-8 We all arrive at your doorstep sooner
or later, loaded with guilt,
Our sins too much for us—
but you get rid of them once and for all.
Blessed are the chosen! Blessed the guest
at home in your place!
We expect our fill of good things
in your house, your heavenly manse.
All your salvation wonders
are on display in your trophy room.
Muzzler of sea storm and wave crash,
of mobs in noisy riot—
Far and wide they’ll come to a stop,
they’ll stare in awe, in wonder.
Dawn and dusk take turns
calling, “Come and worship.”
9-13 Oh, visit the earth,
ask her to join the dance!
Deck her out in spring showers,
fill the God-River with living water.
Paint the wheat fields golden.
Creation was made for this!
Drench the plowed fields,
soak the dirt clods
With rainfall as harrow and rake
bring her to blossom and fruit.
Snow-crown the peaks with splendor,
scatter rose petals down your paths,
All through the wild meadows, rose petals.
Set the hills to dancing,
Dress the canyon walls with live sheep,
a drape of flax across the valleys.
Let them shout, and shout, and shout!
Oh, oh, let them sing!
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
In Jesus Name, Amen