Day 9 Psalms 105 — 117
1 O give thanks to the LORD, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples!
2 Sing to him, sing praises to him, tell of all his wonderful works!
3 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice!
4 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his presence continually!
5 Remember the wonderful works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered,
6 O offspring of Abraham his servant, sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!
Father, how could such a great God as You adopt me?
1 Praise the LORD! O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures for ever!
2 Who can utter the mighty doings of the LORD, or show forth all his praise?
3 Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times!
4 Remember me, O LORD, when thou showest favor to thy people; help me when thou deliverest them;
5 that I may see the prosperity of thy chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thy heritage.
6 Both we and our fathers have sinned; we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.
7 Our fathers, when they were in Egypt, did not consider thy wonderful works; they did not remember the abundance of thy steadfast love, but rebelled against the Most High at the Red Sea.
8 Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make known his mighty power.
9 He rebuked the Red Sea, and it became dry; and he led them through the deep as through a desert.
10So he saved them from the hand of the foe, and delivered them from the power of the enemy.
11And the waters covered their adversaries; not one of them was left.
12Then they believed his words; they sang his praise.
13But they soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel.
14But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness, and put God to the test in the desert;
15he gave them what they asked, but sent a wasting disease among them.
16When men in the camp were jealous of Moses and Aaron, the holy one of the LORD,
17the earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abi’ram.
18Fire also broke out in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.
19They made a calf in Horeb and worshiped a molten image.
20They exchanged the glory of God for the image of an ox that eats grass.
21They forgot God, their Savior, who had done great things in Egypt,
22wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red Sea.
23Therefore he said he would destroy them — had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him, to turn away his wrath from destroying them.
24Then they despised the pleasant land, having no faith in his promise.
25They murmured in their tents, and did not obey the voice of the LORD.
26Therefore he raised his hand and swore to them that he would make them fall in the wilderness,
27and would disperse their descendants among the nations, scattering them over the lands.
28Then they attached themselves to the Ba’al of Pe’or, and ate sacrifices offered to the dead;
29they provoked the LORD to anger with their doings, and a plague broke out among them.
30Then Phin’ehas stood up and interposed, and the plague was stayed.
31And that has been reckoned to him as righteousness from generation to generation for ever.
32They angered him at the waters of Mer’ibah, and it went ill with Moses on their account;
33for they made his spirit bitter, and he spoke words that were rash.
34They did not destroy the peoples, as the LORD commanded them,
35but they mingled with the nations and learned to do as they did.
36They served their idols, which became a snare to them.
37They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons;
38they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood.
39Thus they became unclean by their acts, and played the harlot in their doings.
40Then the anger of the LORD was kindled against his people, and he abhorred his heritage;
41he gave them into the hand of the nations, so that those who hated them ruled over them.
42Their enemies oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their power.
43Many times he delivered them, but they were rebellious in their purposes, and were brought low through their iniquity.
44Nevertheless he regarded their distress, when he heard their cry.
45He remembered for their sake his covenant, and relented according to the abundance of his steadfast love.
46He caused them to be pitied by all those who held them captive.
47Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to thy holy name and glory in thy praise.
48Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! And let all the people say, "Amen!" Praise the LORD! ————————————————————————
Father, thank You for forgiving me repeatedly.
1 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures for ever!
2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble
3 and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.
4 Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in;
5 hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them.
6 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress;
7 he led them by a straight way, till they reached a city to dwell in.
8 Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to the sons of men!
9 For he satisfies him who is thirsty, and the hungry he fills with good things.
10Some sat in darkness and in gloom, prisoners in affliction and in irons,
11for they had rebelled against the words of God, and spurned the counsel of the Most High.
12Their hearts were bowed down with hard labor; they fell down, with none to help.
13Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress;
14he brought them out of darkness and gloom, and broke their bonds asunder.
15Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to the sons of men!
16For he shatters the doors of bronze, and cuts in two the bars of iron.
17Some were sick through their sinful ways, and because of their iniquities suffered affliction;
18they loathed any kind of food, and they drew near to the gates of death.
19Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress;
20he sent forth his word, and healed them, and delivered them from destruction.
21Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to the sons of men!
22And let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of his deeds in songs of joy!
23Some went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the great waters;
24they saw the deeds of the LORD, his wondrous works in the deep.
25For he commanded, and raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea.
26They mounted up to heaven, they went down to the depths; their courage melted away in their evil plight;
27they reeled and staggered like drunken men, and were at their wits’ end.
28Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress;
29he made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed.
30Then they were glad because they had quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven.
31Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to the sons of men!
32Let them extol him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.
33He turns rivers into a desert, springs of water into thirsty ground,
34a fruitful land into a salty waste, because of the wickedness of its inhabitants.
35He turns a desert into pools of water, a parched land into springs of water.
36And there he lets the hungry dwell, and they establish a city to live in;
37they sow fields, and plant vineyards, and get a fruitful yield.
38By his blessing they multiply greatly; and he does not let their cattle decrease.
39When they are diminished and brought low through oppression, trouble, and sorrow,
40he pours contempt upon princes and makes them wander in trackless wastes;
41but he raises up the needy out of affliction, and makes their families like flocks.
42The upright see it and are glad; and all wickedness stops its mouth.
43Whoever is wise, let him give heed to these things; let men consider the steadfast love of the LORD. ————————————————————————
Father, thank You for the changes Jesus has made in my life.
A Song. A Psalm of David.
1 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody! Awake, my soul!
2 Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn!
3 I will give thanks to thee, O LORD, among the peoples, I will sing praises to thee among the nations.
4 For thy steadfast love is great above the heavens, thy faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let thy glory be over all the earth!
6 That thy beloved may be delivered, give help by thy right hand, and answer me!
7 God has promised in his sanctuary: "With exultation I will divide up Shechem, and portion out the Vale of Succoth.
8 Gilead is mine; Manas’seh is mine; E’phraim is my helmet; Judah my scepter.
9 Moab is my washbasin; upon Edom I cast my shoe; over Philistia I shout in triumph."
10Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?
11Hast thou not rejected us, O God? Thou dost not go forth, O God, with our armies.
12O grant us help against the foe, for vain is the help of man!
13With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes. ————————————————————————
Father, may my joy rise to fever pitch (Acts 8:8).
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
1 Be not silent, O God of my praise!
2 For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues.
3 They beset me with words of hate, and attack me without cause.
4 In return for my love they accuse me, even as I make prayer for them.
5 So they reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
6 Appoint a wicked man against him; let an accuser bring him to trial.
7 When he is tried, let him come forth guilty; let his prayer be counted as sin!
8 May his days be few; may another seize his goods!
9 May his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow!
10May his children wander about and beg; may they be driven out of the ruins they inhabit!
11May the creditor seize all that he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his toil!
12Let there be none to extend kindness to him, nor any to pity his fatherless children!
13May his posterity be cut off; may his name be blotted out in the second generation!
14May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD, and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out!
15Let them be before the LORD continually; and may his memory be cut off from the earth!
16For he did not remember to show kindness, but pursued the poor and needy and the brokenhearted to their death.
17He loved to curse; let curses come on him! He did not like blessing; may it be far from him!
18He clothed himself with cursing as his coat, may it soak into his body like water, like oil into his bones!
19May it be like a garment which he wraps round him, like a belt with which he daily girds himself!
20May this be the reward of my accusers from the LORD, of those who speak evil against my life!
21But thou, O GOD my Lord, deal on my behalf for thy name’s sake; because thy steadfast love is good, deliver me!
22For I am poor and needy, and my heart is stricken within me.
23I am gone, like a shadow at evening; I am shaken off like a locust.
24My knees are weak through fasting; my body has become gaunt.
25I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they wag their heads.
26Help me, O LORD my God! Save me according to thy steadfast love!
27Let them know that this is thy hand; thou, O LORD, hast done it!
28Let them curse, but do thou bless! Let my assailants be put to shame; may thy servant be glad!
29May my accusers be clothed with dishonor; may they be wrapped in their own shame as in a mantle!
30With my mouth I will give great thanks to the LORD; I will praise him in the midst of the throng.
31For he stands at the right hand of the needy, to save him from those who condemn him to death. ————————————————————————
Father, I would be forever under the curse of sin and the law if not for You. I thank You.
A Psalm of David.
1 The LORD says to my lord: "Sit at my right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool."
2 The LORD sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your foes!
3 Your people will offer themselves freely on the day you lead your host upon the holy mountains. From the womb of the morning like dew your youth will come to you.
4 The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind, "You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchiz’edek."
5 The Lord is at your right hand; he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.
6 He will execute judgment among the nations, filling them with corpses; he will shatter chiefs over the wide earth.
7 He will drink from the brook by the way; therefore he will lift up his head. ————————————————————————
Jesus, I adore You and give my life totally to You.
1 Praise the LORD. I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
2 Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who have pleasure in them.
3 Full of honor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures for ever.
4 He has caused his wonderful works to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and merciful.
5 He provides food for those who fear him; he is ever mindful of his covenant.
6 He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the heritage of the nations.
7 The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy,
8 they are established for ever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
9 He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant for ever. Holy and terrible is his name!
10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who practice it. His praise endures for ever! ————————————————————————
Father, may Your praises be ever in my mouth (Ps 34:2).
1 Praise the LORD. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments!
2 His descendants will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches are in his house; and his righteousness endures for ever.
4 Light rises in the darkness for the upright; the LORD is gracious, merciful, and righteous.
5 It is well with the man who deals generously and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice.
6 For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered for ever.
7 He is not afraid of evil tidings; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.
8 His heart is steady, he will not be afraid, until he sees his desire on his adversaries.
9 He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever; his horn is exalted in honor.
10The wicked man sees it and is angry; he gnashes his teeth and melts away; the desire of the wicked man comes to nought. ————————————————————————
Father, what a joy it is to live for You!
1 Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD!
2 Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore!
3 From the rising of the sun to its setting the name of the LORD is to be praised!
4 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens!
5 Who is like the LORD our God, who is seated on high,
6 who looks far down upon the heavens and the earth?
7 He raises the poor from the dust, and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
8 to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people.
9 He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the LORD! ————————————————————————
Jesus, I praise You not only for helping the poor but becoming a poor Man through Your incarnation (2 Cor 8:9).
1 When Israel went forth from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,
2 Judah became his sanctuary, Israel his dominion.
3 The sea looked and fled, Jordan turned back.
4 The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.
5 What ails you, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back?
6 O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs?
7 Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the God of Jacob,
8 who turns the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a spring of water. ————————————————————————
Father, give me a youthful joy.
1 Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to thy name give glory, for the sake of thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness!
2 Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?"
3 Our God is in the heavens; he does whatever he pleases.
4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.
5 They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see.
6 They have ears, but do not hear; noses, but do not smell.
7 They have hands, but do not feel; feet, but do not walk; and they do not make a sound in their throat.
8 Those who make them are like them; so are all who trust in them.
9 O Israel, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield.
10O house of Aaron, put your trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield.
11You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield.
12The LORD has been mindful of us; he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron;
13he will bless those who fear the LORD, both small and great.
14May the LORD give you increase, you and your children!
15May you be blessed by the LORD, who made heaven and earth!
16The heavens are the LORD’s heavens, but the earth he has given to the sons of men.
17The dead do not praise the LORD, nor do any that go down into silence.
18But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD! ————————————————————————
Father, as a people we praise You as Father of the family.
1 I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.
2 Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
3 The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish.
4 Then I called on the name of the LORD: "O LORD, I beseech thee, save my life!"
5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; our God is merciful.
6 The LORD preserves the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me.
7 Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling;
9 I walk before the LORD in the land of the living.
10 I kept my faith, even when I said, "I am greatly afflicted";
11 I said in my consternation, "Men are all a vain hope."
12 What shall I render to the LORD for all his bounty to me?
13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD,
14 I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people.
15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
16 O LORD, I am thy servant, the son of thy handmaid. Thou hast loosed my bonds.
17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the LORD.
18 I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people,
19 in the courts of the house of the LORD, in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD! ————————————————————————
Father, thank You for the privilege of giving my life for You.
1 Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!
2 For great is his steadfast love toward us; and the faithfulness of the LORD endures for ever. Praise the LORD! ————————————————————————
Father, may I reach out in evangelism and intercession to the billions of people who have not heard of Your love.