Praying from Psalms

  1. What would it have meant for David, or the original psalmist, to sing the psalm? How would it have expressed his convictions, his hopes, his prayers, his praises in his original circumstances?
  2. What would it have meant for old-covenant believers (such as Simeon and Anna in Luke 2) to sing this psalm?
  3. What might it have meant for Jesus of Nazareth, as the perfect worshiper, to sing this psalm in his earthly life?
  4. What will it mean for us, as men and women in Christ, as the church of Christ, to make this psalm our own today?

May the God and Father of our Lord Jesus fill you with his Spirit, and cause the word of Christ richly to indwell you, as you too join with God’s people in praying and singing the Psalms.

So, today, I pray…God in Heaven, You are my beacon of hope, my salvation when trouble is near. When the storms of life sweep me up, You guide me back safely to shore. I devote my life to you, LORD, and seek Your goodness in everything I see, Your Holy Face in everyone I meet. I pray for Your continued blessings and protection, and lead me in the path of righteousness today…all day because I pray all this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.