Day 17 – Psalm 146
1 Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!
2 I will praise the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
3 Put not your trust in princes,
in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.
4 When his breath departs, he returns to the earth;
on that very day his plans perish.
5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord his God,
6 who made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them,
who keeps faith forever;
7 who executes justice for the oppressed,
who gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets the prisoners free;
8 the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;
the Lord loves the righteous.
9 The Lord watches over the sojourners;
he upholds the widow and the fatherless,
but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
10 The Lord will reign forever,
your God, O Zion, to all generations.
Praise the Lord!
Prayer of Reflection:
“Heavenly Father, I praise your holy name! You brought me out of the slavery of sin with the blood of Jesus Christ and set me free to eternal life in Him forever. Great is Your name and most worthy of praise. I will praise You all my life in word and song. My trust is in You, oh God, for only You can save. You are my helper and my hope, and I am blessed because I trust in You.
“You are the maker of heaven and earth and everything in them, and You remain faithful forever. You do not abandon us in our time of need, but uphold us and provide for us. You set us free from the bondage of sin and oppression, and give us strength when we are weak.
“Father, thank you that You watch over us without slumber. Your love is faithful and never ending. You love the righteous who call on Your name. You sustain us and watch over us. Great are Your mercies toward us! You are King of Kings and Lord of Lords and You reign forever through all generations! Blessed be the name of the Lord our God forever! I love You and praise You my Lord, my Savior, my King! In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.”
by Todd Conant