Daily Prayer for July 25, 2023: Psalm 82

Daily Prayer for July 25, 2023: Psalm 82

Prayer: Our glorious God in heaven: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we thank you and praise you because you are sovereign and just, a God who will by no means clear the guilty. You hold council and judge the nations and the false gods of this world in perfect righteousness. You alone are the one true God, and there is no other. Yet, Father, it seems, at times., that the wicked flourish and prosper and that you turn a blind eye to their behavior. We witness the atrocities of rebellious men who live contrary to your holy Word. We stand back and wonder how long you will tolerate men and women made in your image to blaspheme your Name and commit atrocities of every kind against the church of the Lord Jesus. Instead, Father, we plead with you to be mindful of the weak and despairing of this world and bring the hope of the Gospel to their ears and hearts. Like them, we, too, were one time poor, weak, and needy. But now, we are rich and satisfied through Christ and his perfect obedience and death. We give you thanks for this great salvation and offer you our lives as living sacrifices to you. Forgive us, Father, for the times we wander like miserable sheep seeking something better and doubting your kind provision for us. Forgive us for our complaining hearts and mouths, and grant us contentment in your perfect plans. Though we grieve at what we witness in our world, we know that you are the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. Therefore, Holy Father, we ask that your will be done on earth as in heaven. We ask that You bring all glory to Your great Name regardless of what that means for us. We plead with you to advance the hope of the Gospel to all who can hear — O God, make them listen! Rescue them as you have rescued us and set their feet on the solid Rock, Christ our Lord. These things we pray in his glorious Name. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Psa. 82