Tuesday, October 3, 2023


Today’s Reading: Psalms 60-63

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


Al Khazneh (“The Treasury”) is one of the most elaborate temples in the ancient Jordanian city of Petra. Like most of the other buildings there, this structure was carved out of the rock face. It has classical Greek-influenced architecture, and it is Jordan’s most popular tourist attraction. Psalm 60:9 asks the question, “Who will bring me into the strong city? Who will lead me to Edom?” This is Edom’s strong city, Petra (the rock).

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


Key Verses: Psalm 63:1-4

O God, You are my God;

Early will I seek You;

My soul thirsts for You;

My flesh longs for You

In a dry and thirsty land

Where there is no water.

So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,

To see Your power and Your glory.

Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,

My lips shall praise You.

Thus I will bless You while I live…


There are four Psalms in today’s reading. They describe four ways to pray. (1) “RESTORE us again!” (60:1b). — (2) “Hear my CRY, O God” (61:1a). — (3) “Truly my soul SILENTLY waits for God” (62:1a). — (4) “O God, You are my God; EARLY will I seek You” (63:1a). We are encouraged to pray prayers with meaningful content; to pray with fervency; to wait patiently on God; and to seek God first thing upon rising in the morning! Is that good counsel? Amen!!!

The words, “Wait silently for GOD ALONE!” (62:5a) focuses our attention on “GOD ALONE!” The only ultimate answer to life’s questions is in God. Our only refuge, security and peace are found in Him ALONE! The sooner we realize this truth, the sooner we will find real personal peace and security.


First of all, Lord God, I bring You praise and worship! —— I’m presenting my petitions to You with fervency and urgency in my cry to You! —— I’m waiting silently in Your presence —— I’m doing this first thing this morning! You, O Lord, are my #1 priority. Amen!!!


I feel like singing! Why not join me? God will hear us all from all over the world and He will put our joyful noise together in the courts of Heaven as beautiful harmony (click here for a song by a precious little boy with the words from our key verse).

Yours for “God ALONE!”


12 thoughts on “Tuesday, October 3, 2023

  1. Thank You, Lord God, for Your Word. For Your faithful people
    For good leaders. Guide us, Lord, in Your ways and give us the grace to follow You. Help all Your people everywhere, in Jesus’s name, amen

  2. Amen
    Powerful message reminding us to start our days with praise and prayer
    Praise the Lord, I am so thankful that He has drawn me to Him and is always listening and answering my prayers. Thank you Lord for the peace You give me, even in the midst of earthly turmoil.
    Blessings to all fellow bloggers and to families and friends as they struggle with life decisions. Please give them guidance to make right decisions and hold them in the palm of your hand, providing much needed peace.
    God bless our many bloggers today and everyday
    Hold Doreen as she settles in her new home

  3. Thank you friends for prayer support. I’m slowly learning the ropes here and Jesus is helping me greatly. Blessings all. He is our everything. Amen.

    • Bless you HJR, and Doreen and Rob, for your faithfulness to this blog, and all bloggers, you feel like old friends to me.

      The Psalms are so powerful and uplifting to me, I love how king David pours out his heart and emotions, it makes him seem so human and brings the Bible alive to me.

      • Thank you Ann for your post. I love the Psalms as well, especially David’s.
        We are like a friend to each other and I appreciate that .

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