Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Psalm 5

Psalm 5

O Lord, hear me as I pray;
    pay attention to my groaning.
Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God,
    for I pray to no one but you.
Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord.
    Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.

O God, you take no pleasure in wickedness;
    you cannot tolerate the sins of the wicked.
Therefore, the proud may not stand in your presence,
    for you hate all who do evil.
You will destroy those who tell lies.
    The Lord detests murderers and deceivers.
Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house;
    I will worship at your Temple with deepest awe.
Lead me in the right path, O Lord,
    or my enemies will conquer me.
Make your way plain for me to follow.
My enemies cannot speak a truthful word.
    Their deepest desire is to destroy others.
Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave.
    Their tongues are filled with flattery.[a]
10 O God, declare them guilty.
    Let them be caught in their own traps.
Drive them away because of their many sins,
    for they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
    let them sing joyful praises forever.
Spread your protection over them,
    that all who love your name may be filled with joy.
12 For you bless the godly, O Lord;
    you surround them with your shield of love.

Our morning prayers need to be expressive. Look at what David prayed. He had confidence that the LORD  would protect him against his enemies. We also need to have confidence that the LORD will protect and take care of us through anything! What ever our day holds for us! Look at verse 7...how awesome is that? Because of HIS unfailing love for us we can go to HIM and worship  in awe! Then we can be filled with joy for our day!

Praise the LORD! Go through your day with praise and thanksgiving to HIM and see how much better your day goes!

Until we see JESUS face to face...

1 comment:

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Chelle,
This Psalm is exactly what I needed to read tonight...I have been so frustrated hearing all day long about the US supreme Court trying to decide about overturning Proposition 8, and hearing that the polls reveal that the majority of Americans are in support of gay marriage...Well, I feel better now after praying this Psalm too.
~God bless you and have a wonderful Easter Sunday~ Lisa