Thursday, September 12, 2019


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 “Thursday, September 12, 2019

  1. Lord God, have mercy on us in this land. We have become so proud, thinking we are better than others and in no need of God. Please help us to humble ourselves and turn back to You. Thank You for all your people here, who seek your ways in all they do. Open the doors for your gospel to go out throughout Canada, and draw many to You today. We ask for your leadership & guidance in Canada, in Jesus’s name, amen

    • Amen,Rob !
      Self Is No Master

      This scripture is so very true,
      But those who’s yokes are hearts of stone
      Hold onto only the darkest view
      With no guilt from which to atone.

      But we who have thus surrendered,
      Have given freely of our souls,
      That He shall change the hearts we rendered
      To use us for His holy goals.

      So shed your ego and then live,
      For self is no master to cleave,
      Then you will have the freedom to give,
      To those without strength to believe.
      G W(Bill) Marshall / 19 Feb, 2014
      (Inspired by Ezekiel 36:26)

  2. Amen,Rob.Thinking of Ann now and ‘trusting’ in our Lord to rest His healing hand on her.Amen !
    I have just caught up with the blog.Power was restored Tue at 455 PM but they are still working on the highway where I live which was completely washed out and almost washed out in another which would have completely isolated many homes.I was busy thanking God for His protection.I had to jack up one shed and reposition the bricks in one corner and a few mid sized trees were down.It’s amazing the things that weren’t blown about.Just a reminder of the praise we owe Him.God bless

    Let us praise Him in our day,
    Let us praise Him in our sleep,
    Let unceasing praise convey
    The harvest our praises reap.

    Unending love is always ours,
    So unending praise is owed,
    Then His word of truth empowers
    From the Spirit He bestowed.

    Let only truth bespeak His praise,
    Let not hope flee from sight,
    Thus,let us dance and voices raise,
    To soak in His eternal Light.
    G W(Bill) Marshall / 24 Feb, 2014

  3. Many of the psalms of David the king; and great for worshiping Our Lord and Saviour< Jesus Christ!

    Be still and know that that He is Lord; He is risen from the dead and HE IS LORD! Amen! and Amen!!

    impressive picture of the rising of the sun; thank you Reynold for sharing it with us!

  4. The song how excellent is your name oh Lord I have sung many times at church and thank you Reynold how you captured the picture of a beautiful sunset it’s one of those pictures where you can put a scripture verse on it and today’s key verse would be the eye deal verse to be printed on that picture be blessed fellow blockers and have a great day amen

    so filled with the Holy Spirit today; Rob’s blog is just exactly what I was thinking and it seems many others were also… I said AMAZING GRACE!

    Let us continue to pray for our leaders; we rebuke the devil in our governments; we plead The Blood of the Lamb over our country and our families and our leaders and our children amen amen amen

    pray drivers will drive appropriately and keep their eyes on the road, already there has been an accident involving a school bus; something so simple as not looking both, no one hurt seriously, it is just nonsense that this should even happen,
    Lord forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us,

    PRAYERS OF THANKFULNESS, my neighbour Jim, his cancer has stopped growing; so he is happy, he needs healing for the bottom of his feet, very hard to walk; Thank You Lord for this wonderful neighbour; Thank you Lord for stopping the cancer, we ask You Lord to heal the bottom of his feet, we thank you Lord in Jesus Name we Pray amen

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