We’re reading through, and with intentionality, praying through the Psalms during this school year. There are 150 Psalms, divided into 180 different readings. See this post for more info.
The audio file below is the entire episode for today. The text below is today’s prayer. I’m reading the Contemporary English Version of the Text, copyright 1995, by the American Bible Society.
God. Abba. Father.
There are some season when we identify with the psalmist and we wonder where you are or why our prayers have not been answered. We thank you for times in the past when you were quick to speak or act. We praise you for times when you defeated those things that had defeated us. You showed your righteousness to us, or to our ancestors. You demonstrated your great love to us for your glory.
Yes, you are our King! You are the victorious One! We are always grateful.
And yet, there are seasons… so, we ask that you would give us confidence to wait in the silence. We trust completely in your unfailing love and your plan for our lives. Come, Lord Jesus! Deliver us. Don’t let others mock us because of you. Yet, if they do, let us remain strong and courageous.
We lift our hands to you. We trust only in you. Even if we face death for our beliefs, we know you will redeem us. You have redeemed us, by your mighty right hand… by Jesus… through His suffering and through His grace, we are saved.
Just because you loved us first. And we thank you and praise you! Always.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
(c) 2020. Rich Ronald.