Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Today’s Reading: Psalms 7-8

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).


How inspiring it is to watch the sun come up over the Sea of Gallilee!

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.


Key Verses: Psalm 8:1a (and 8:9)

O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth.”


The shepherd king, David, sang the words of Psalm 7 “to the Lord.” Imagine singing of persecution, tearing apart like a lion, being trampled upon, etc. Somehow when we sing in our pain, it makes it more bearable, particularly when we also sing, “My defence is of God,” Who is, “angry with the wicked every day” (Psalm 7:10-11). When in trouble, sing of God’s excellence. One of the benefits of an early morning start to our devotions is the time alone with God. There’s no rush. The telephone is not ringing. No one is texting you or knocking on the door. Therefore, since we have the time, I recommend that we listen to an excellent singer, Larnell Harris, singing, “How Excellent is Thy Name O Lord” (click here). Larnell has often appeared over the years on 100 Huntley Street, singing of the excellence of the Lord!


“O LORD MY GOD, IN YOU I PUT MY TRUST!” O Lord, I commit to praying the prayers of David throughout my devotions daily in the Psalms. I thank You that while I pray spontaneously most of the time, I also find that it often helps me focus more intensely when I read prayers directly from Scripture or those prayers written by men and women who love and serve You passionately. I pray Your blessing and provision for all my fellow blog followers! Amen!!!


In preparation for partaking in communion at a Sunday service, Anglicans often read together the following powerful prayer, “Lord God, we have sinned against You; we have done evil in Your sight. We are sorry and repent. Have mercy on us according to Your love. Wash away our wrongdoing and cleanse us from our sin. Renew a right spirit within us and restore us to the joy of Your salvation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” Let’s make that prayer personal to us today, as an additional “Prayer for Today.”

Yours because of the “excellence” of the Name of the Lord “In all the earth,”


12 thoughts on “Tuesday, September 12, 2017

  1. How excellent is Our Lord…His excellence is above the above Lord I love… I will praise you Lord with every breath that I take.. I praise you Lord this promise I make ..and eternity ends I’ll start over again even then I will praise you Lord.. I lift your name on high

  2. Yes, ” O Lord our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth.”(8:1) Have enjoyed some good prayer and fellowship with a girl from Hong Kong in the last couple days in my home. Spent a year and a half in Hong Kong so this was very precious and the Lord arranged the meeting. Prayers and blessings for you also Pastor David for your health and service. Also for all the flood victims and fellow bloggers in Jesus Name. Amen!

  3. Yes Lord, your Name is Excellent, Name Above All Names may your name be glorified in All the Earth. I love our times in the Psalms and Pastor David I prayed the second prayer and made it personal. It blessed me to hear Larnell Harris sing about the Excellence of God.
    Sah, I will pray about the situation you mentioned last night, I was wondering if you have called your credit card co. they should have a record of your payments. Lord hear my prayer for Sah you know all about her and you know she did pay her payments. I pray that the situation will be cleared up quickly as this is a stressful situation for dear Sah. I ask this in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Love to all Eleanor M.

  4. Stunning sunrise above the Sea of Gallilee–thank you, Reynold! In You, Lord God, we put our trust, indeed! O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth. Amen!! Praying for you, David, and the souls of all saints, today.

    I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me; hear my words. Psalm 17:6 ESV

    Hosanna in the Highest, Hillsong with lyrics

  5. God is Soooo good and Faithful, Praise His Holy Name today and forever! Amen!
    Thank you David for your faithfulness and prayer. What a glorious sunrise..thank you for posting it!

  6. Again!!I was here the day this was posted ,on the Galilee ! Three of your pictures have coincided (God-incided more like!) with where I was on that day on my trip to Israel..I posted my sunset pic on facebook!God is great!

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