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.
Here is today’s prayer, preceded by the text from the Contemporary English Version, copyright 1995, by the America Bible Society.
I will sing to you, Lord! I will celebrate your kindness and your justice. Please help me learn to do the right thing, and I will be honest and fair in my own kingdom.
I refuse to be corrupt or to take part in anything crooked, and I won’t be dishonest or deceitful.
Anyone who spreads gossip will be silenced, and no one who is conceited will be my friend.
I will find trustworthy people to serve as my advisors, and only an honest person will serve as an official.
No one who cheats or lies will have a position in my royal court. Each morning I will silence any lawbreakers I find in the countryside or in the city of the Lord.
Here is today’s prayer from Psalm 101:
God. Abba. Father.
We sing to you today! We celebrate that you are just, you are kind and you always make right and truthful decisions. Thank you for giving us the Holy Spirit who guides us into all truth. Please help us to follow in your ways, Lord, to be just, kind, and truthful — especially at home with our family. Yes, keep our hearts pure and blameless. Let us not join in the ways of wickedness. May all in our home lift up your name and your ways. Let our home be a place of humility and unconditional love for one another.
Give us the courage to join with those who are genuine and trustworthy. Let us not participate in gossip or slander. May all our conversations today be honest.
Thank you for grace and forgiveness. Thank you for making all things new.
We praise you today.
In Jesus name.
(c) 2021. Rich Ronald.