Day 3 – Psalm 138
1 I give You thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing Your praise;
2 I bow down toward Your holy temple and give thanks to Your name for Your steadfast love and Your faithfulness, for You have exalted above all things Your name and Your word.
3 On the day I called, You answered me; my strength of soul You increased.
4 All the kings of the earth shall give You thanks, O Lord, for they have heard the words of Your mouth,
5 and they shall sing of the ways of the Lord, for great is the glory of the Lord.
6 For though the Lord is high, He regards the lowly, but the haughty He knows from afar.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You preserve my life; You stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand delivers me.
8 The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; Your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.
Do not forsake the work of Your hands.
Prayer of Reflection:
“Eternal Heavenly Father, there is none like You. We bow before You, Lord, in worship and wonder. Thank You for Your faithful provision and care over us Your children. When we cry out to You, You are always there. We take comfort in the faithfulness and love of the Name above all names. You are our strength.
“We live in a troubled world. All around us is a society living outside of Your will. We ask that You make Yourself real through our lives so others can be drawn to You. Keep us safe and faithful as long as You leave us in the world as we know it. We take comfort in Your promise to never leave or forsake us. Surround us with Your heavenly protection. We are safe with You. Teach us to call on You at all times.
“The Day is coming, Lord, when You bring peace on earth. In that great day, all nations and people will praise Your Name and worship in peace before Your throne and before the Lamb. All people will sing to Your great and glorious Name. Until then, stay close by us Your children and extend Your saving grace to those who do not know You. To You alone be all glory and honor, forever. Amen.”
by Bob St. John