Day 4 – Psalm 42
1 As a deer pants for flowing streams,
so pants my soul for you, O God.
2 My soul thirsts for God,
for the living God.
When shall I come and appear before God?b
3 My tears have been my food
day and night,
while they say to me all the day long,
“Where is your God?”
4 These things I remember,
as I pour out my soul:
how I would go with the throng
and lead them in procession to the house of God
with glad shouts and songs of praise,
a multitude keeping festival.
Prayer of Reflection:
“Lord, may I thirst for Your presence, as just as the deer requires daily water to survive. Father, may I see my daily need for You. Father, I want to be in Your presence and experience in all I do.
“May I have the courage to step out and drink from Your Word daily. Father, I trust You will protect me in times when my enemies know that I am weak. When they question Your love, Father, may I be faithful to wait on You and Your will, in all my circumstances.
“May I always praise You, Father. Daily, I am reminded of what You have done for me. Though I am a sinner and did not seek You, You loved me and sent Your son for me. May I forever praise You. Amen.”
by Theresa Dockery