Day 27 – Psalm 97:10-12
10O you who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the lives of His saints; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.
12Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous, and give thanks to His holy name!
Prayer of Reflection:
“O God of my salvation, I want to be holy for You are holy. Search my heart and destroy all evil, rid me of what breaks Your heart. Oh, that I might stand righteous before You.
“Thank you that You have sealed me by the Holy Spirit and will keep me till the day I see You face to face. Oh my soul, how I long for that day and to worship You being sin free!
“My gratitude is to You, my God, who came after me when I walked in darkness, and then You brought to me Your great light. I was dwelling in the shadow death but You reached way down to bring New Birth, and now I am living in the light by the blood of Jesus Christ, Your Son, who has cleansed me from all sin.
“Father, oh God my Father, may I always remember Your greatness and never ever take You for granted! Now, as I wait for You, even with the evil that is all around me, give to me great portions of Your grace that I may stand steadfast, faithful, and without wavering….no matter the circumstances….in these evil days.
“Make glad my heart, oh God, as I wait and watch for You. All thanksgiving and remembrance to the holy God of heaven and earth, who is still on His throne and in control. I bow at the sound of Your Name! Amen.”
by Elaine Granade