Daily Prayer for April 18, 2023 (Psalm 65)

Daily Prayer for April 18, 2023 (Psalm 65)

Prayer: Our great and glorious God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we bless your Name today as the one true God of heaven and earth, the Creator and sustainer of all you made. To you alone is praise due for your matchless works and acts of kindness displayed to poor and miserable people. In your wisdom, you established one day in seven when your people come apart from the world and stand in the gates of Zion to praise you for your acts of preserving them, rescuing them from the bondage of sin. You are not like the deaf idols of our world. You hear the cries of all men, but you give special attention and care to your cherished people bought through the blood of the Lamb. When we struggle, fall, and wander from your commandments, you hear our cries for help and forgive us. Therefore, Father, we find great comfort in you and your presence. No longer are we afraid to draw near to you since your Son has secured that pathway into your most holy presence. As we stand clothed in His righteousness, we do not need to fear, only praise. Yet, we confess that we are desperate people who quickly lose sight of the beauty of your presence. We wander from your commands and mourn the reality of indwelling sin. Please forgive us, Lord. We thank you that you do cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

We look forward to that great day in which we will stand in the gates of your heavenly city and praise you with a pure heart and clean hands, all due to the work of your only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, in whose Name we pray. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Psa. 65