JESUS’ PRAYER REQUEST!
Today’s Reading: Psalms 130-134
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Key Verses: Psalm 133:1
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For brethren to dwell together in unity!
Psalm 130 provides us a meditation through a prayer of repentance in which the person experiencing the depths of a dark night of the soul rises to the heights of hope.
Psalm 131 takes us to the point where the writer no longer has to depend upon the things of this world, but his hope in God brings calm and quiet in all circumstances!
Psalm 132 may have been sung as the visitors to Jerusalem travelled along the same route taken by King David when he brought the Ark of the Covenant back to its place in Jerusalem (2 Samuel 6:12-15).
Psalm 133 may have been composed as King David watched people from all 12 tribes of Israel streaming into Jerusalem for one of the feasts. Second Samuel 3:1 tells us of the long civil war that had divided the people. Now, under David’s leadership, God brought unity.
Psalm 134 may have been the benediction song as those who had travelled to Jerusalem prepared to leave for their homes. This exhortation comes to us also to make sure that in our generation, we, as servants of the Lord, continue to bless the Lord wherever we are, carrying out our sacred duties to which God has called each of us!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, I pray for a heart of repentance, for a total dependence upon You, and for a song of rejoicing in You! I pray the prayer of Jesus, “That they may be one…” (John 17:20-26). Lord Jesus, I ask You for the grace of consistency in my worship of You and in my service for You. In Your Name I pray, Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
In one of the congregations I served as Pastor, one of our Deacons, who came to Canada from Scotland, complete with his unique accent, would rise during a service every few months and quote Psalm 133! I knew it was coming and I stopped my words and waited for him. What an important message! Unity! In fact, that church had a wonderful unity. I felt it from the very first Sunday I stood in that pulpit. Because of that unity God was able, within His self-imposed restriction of not violating human free will, to do an amazing work of grace in many lives. As Psalm 133:3b says, “There the Lord commanded the blessing!”
Yours for the unity of all believers, “that the world may know…”,
I just had to post this song, so perfectly fitting for today’s reading. Trusting it will bless and minister deeply to anyone going through a trial or valley in their life right now. Blessings on all my precious brothers and sisters today.
It is based on Psalm 130
They do a beautiful job on a lot of the Psalms and this is one example.The beauty of the Lord is felt in it’s words.Thanks for sharing.Blessings
Utterly divine, Deanna!! Thank you, dear one!!
Thank you Deanna, this was very fitting with the Scripture. I found it very comforting.
IBlessings to all . Eleanor M.
Love that song – a cry to the Lord.
Lord God, thank You for your Word, your people and the gifts You have given them (and us) to share, and for your Spirit. We so need You! Thank You for this body, your church, in which You reside. Please strengthen, renew, and refresh your people throughout this world. All are going through trials and temptations, and we all need You to lead us through. Thank You (who never lies) that You have promised to be with us every step of the way! You also said, “Take courage, for I have overcome this world!”
Thank You, Lord, for your never-ending love. In Jesus’s name, amen
Amen…Rob…may you be blessed!!!
Amen, amen, and amen, Rob! God’s blessings on you, today and always!
We depend on You Lord God, that the world may taste and see, that You are love! Amen, Saints. Be blessed, today!!
Sing to the Lord! Give praise to the Lord!
He rescues the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked.
Jeremiah 20:13 ESV
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I pray for unity in Israel; in Jerusalem, the Knesset. Lord hear our prayers; for the need requests by each in this blog. I and especially for the Church to be united into one body, Lord hear the Cry of your children, Amen, thank you Jesus in whose Name I pray.