Today’s Reading: Psalms 137-139
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Key Verses: Psalm 138:2b, 139:23-24
For Your lovingkindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your Word above all Your Name.
…Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalm 137 is the lament of some of the Jerusalem Temple musicians who were taken as slaves to Babylon. These words are very sad at the beginning, but suddenly their tone changes to anger and thoughts of future revenge. They did not have God’s love and forgiveness in their hearts.
Psalm 138 is David’s composition. Our first key verse teaches us that God’s Word is of highest value! This should be motivation enough to be consistent in our daily readings!
Psalm 139 is a profound theological statement. God is OMNISCIENT! (all knowing). God gave new and revolutionary understanding to David, his generation, and all future generations! God is OMNIPRESENT! (present everywhere). He is here so that we can, if we are willing, experience His presence 24/7!!!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, the man after Your own heart, David, wrote a prayer which I intend to pray now and often: “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” I pray this in the Name of the One in Whom there is no wicked way, and Who, through my faith in Him, leads me in the way of everlasting life! That’s Jesus only! Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
While I don’t know the tune to which David’s chief musician sung the words of Psalm 139, I do know by heart a magnificent modern hymn which I’m going to look for on Google right now….I’ve just been worshipping God with “Carmen,” one of my favourite singers. Not only does he sing the prayer from Psalm 139, but his medley includes the hymn “I Surrender All,” and he has led me into a new commitment to God for this new day (click here for Carmen). I encourage taking time now to pray and worship!
Yours for God’s work in our lives and for our worship of God!!!
That is a beautiful song.I wonder if David was aware of the similar health battles Carmen had.(I don’t know his current disposition.)Here is another song from today’s scripture,By The Rivers Of Babylon by Bony M:
Here is a prayer that is very similar to King David’s mentioned above.As with most of my poems back then it took no more than 10 min to write and I was still ‘resisting’ reading the bible at that time so was unaware (consciously) of Psalm 139.
Search me,oh Lord,I’m your’s,
Remove the cobwebs that hide,
Find out what my heart stores,
Then put the wrong far to one side.
Search again,oh Lord,for light,
Let not darkness cloud my mind,
That I may freely do what’s right,
For I want a heart clean and kind.
Search my soul,Oh Lord,for me;
Don’t let me be vain and phony,
For such get lost and can’t see,
Then become the devil’s crony.
Search my heart,oh Lord again,
Leave no trace of greed within,
Then I can show,without pain,
The love betrayed by my sin.
G W Marshall / 08-Nov-013
These prayers are so worth praying.
Lord, we see such goodness in your Word, and your Spirit in us yearns for the things of God. Please keep on molding us into your image, Lord, more each day. Help us to let go of the things that hold us back from the race You have set for us!
Bless all your people throughout this world. As David said, “In the day when I cried out, You answered me,
And made me bold with strength in my soul.” Hear these cries, Lord, the cries of your beloved children, and make all your people bold with strength in their souls. We commit all our prayers to You in the precious name of Jesus, amen
Good morning dear saints
Thanks for all your prayers for Ann Mainse. In case you haven’t heard, she was dismissed from the hospital several days ago and has now completed 5 out of 8 chemotherapy treatments. Let us continue to remember her in our prayers!
I met a grandmother recently who was in tears because of her 16 year old grandson who is in a deep depression. Please pray for this young man who hasn’t been able to attend school and is in bed all day. His name is Tyler
Haven’t been posting lately (I’ve been doing my readings between 11 and midnight. By then you’re all sleeping and would not be able to see my posts) but I read and so appreciate all your comments. Like many of you, I also pray Rob’s prayers and everyone else’s.
Good bless you all!
Thank you for the update on Ann Mainse condition and her chemo treatment I have a prayer request my sister-in-law Lisa has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer she’s had surgery and now she has begun chemo so once again fellow bloggers I ask for your prayers that God would heal her and that it is my prayer that she would be a cancer survivor and again in advance thank you for those who will leave a comment God bless amen may you all have a great day
Lord God, lay Your healing hands upon Lisa after her cancer surgery as she faces the chemo treatments. We are thankful Ann Mainse is doing so well and we claim the same healing for Lisa. May the cancer cells diminish as the Ruach breath of the Holy Spirit cover Lisa and Ann. Give them strength and rest and comfort. In Jesus’ mighty Name. Amen, amen, and amen.
Amen! Thank you Lord.
Lord God I pray for continued, for your complete healing; I pray with you that Lisa will be cancer free; totally healed.
Thank you Lisa for the update on Ann Mainse; Lord God, thank you for hearing our prayers for her quick recover for Anny, I pray the cemo treatments will be successful,
Praying for healing in Jesus’ Holy Name !????????
God Heal our sister Lisa, Anne and Tyler In Jesus Name Amen!!!
Please pray for my niece Samantha she has depression and anxiety moods.
She is a single mom and lives with my brother. Pray for the whole family.
God Bless You all!!
Agreeing in prayer with you, Teresa, for Samantha; that she would come out of listening the lies the enemy is telling her. that life has no purpose.
And I pray for the family, to know how to help Samantha.
I pray along with you Teresa for your niece Samantha …..may she experience
the love and strength ad peace of our Heavenly Father!
I also pray for her precious children and also for your brother….may your whole family
be surrounded by the love of Jesus!
Agreeing in prayer for Samantha and Lisa.
Almighty God, look down on these precious people with compassion and care! Encourage them, as they face these health issues. Give them the assurance that you are with them every step of the way. Heal Lisa of the cancer and give her a testimony that will glorify your Name and encourage others. Quiet Samantha’s anxious thoughts. Fill her heart and mind with your peace. Give her father and family wisdom and patience as they walk this journey with her. Oh Lord! We call upon you on their behalf! You can do all things. Please heal them, we pray in the Matchless Name of Jesus, Amen!
Agreeing with you all for healing for Ann, Lisa, Tyler and Samantha. Look down upon them tonight and meet their need as Psalm 139 says you know each one of us intimately in Jesus Name. Amen!
Amen, I agree with Ger in prayer.
Psalm 139, Yes, search me O God and know my heart today, cleans my heart from anything that is not of You Lord, thank You Jesus, Amen!!