Psalms – Prayers of Honesty and Praise
Once in a while we must stop in our daily routine to look up and say, “I know these blessings come from You, God! All the good in my life is because of You. You are God and You know all that is needed for doing Your will. You teach me gently and pull through rough times of not knowing what to do. You are always with me. Your love fills my soul. Your mercy and grace come like healing salves to my troubled heart. You give me wisdom. You are my strength. On top of all that you have blessed me with children who are good people and grandchildren who are my delight. Yes, Father God, I am blessed all because of You. I am enjoying the blessing of You in my life, directing my life and giving me Life eternal.”
The Psalmist stops on his pilgrim journey to remember that Life is what God creates for us as we obey Him. Life is full of His blessings. It is okay for us to thank Him then ENJOY those blessings! That’s what puts the smile on our faces–Knowing God is the Creator of blessings!
Psalm 128, The Message
A Pilgrim Song
128 1-2 All you who fear God, how blessed you are!
how happily you walk on his smooth straight road!
You worked hard and deserve all you’ve got coming.
Enjoy the blessing! Revel in the goodness!
3-4 Your wife will bear children as a vine bears grapes,
your household lush as a vineyard,
The children around your table
as fresh and promising as young olive shoots.
Stand in awe of God’s Yes.
Oh, how he blesses the one who fears God!
5-6 Enjoy the good life in Jerusalem
every day of your life.
And enjoy your grandchildren.
Peace to Israel!
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for all you have done to bring us here to this very day. Thank you for what you are doing in our lives right now. Thank you for what you will do in future days. You are God and we are not. To you be all glory, honor and praise. Thank you for strength, wisdom, mercy, love, salvation, grace and blessings on top of blessings as only You provide each day.
In Jesus Name, Amen