Daily Prayer for July 19, 2023: Psalm 81

Daily Prayer for July 19, 2023: Psalm 81

Prayer: Our great God, we bow before you today as those who have great reason to sing and shout for joy because of what you have done for us. You have redeemed and called us by name, and we belong to you. You have rescued us from the misery of Egypt and now guide us as we journey to that heavenly rest promised through the work of the Lord Jesus Christ. When we are in distress, you hear us and care for us. When we struggle, you remind us of the promises rooted in the Savior’s finished work. You provide us with our daily bread and give us those things we need. You wisely and carefully guide our steps and frame our days, teaching us to live in dependence on you and not according to the deaf and dumb idols of this world. Knowing all of these things, we confess that we often turn aside to things that are worthless. We fritter away our days bowing before the gods of this world by giving of our time that you have told us to redeem for the sake of your kingdom. Too often, we do not listen to your voice and, thus, receive the due consequence of our errors. Forgive us, Father. Please grant us greater love and affection for you as the one true, redeeming God who helps us in our weaknesses. Please grant us to see the beauty and glory of Christ, the exact imprint of your nature and image. Please feed and guide us today and teach us to walk according to all you command. These things we pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Psa. 81