Daily Reading and Prayer: Friday, May 29

Psalms 106:1-5

Psalm 106 is a continuation of Psalm 105, carrying on the story of the Exodus into the long years in the desert. Today I’ve included only the first five verses.
I love how the Psalmist is looking forward to celebrating the goodness of God for all people, together with all God’s people: “that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may share in the joy of your nation and join your inheritance in giving praise.”

Praise the Lord.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord
or fully declare his praise?
Blessed are those who act justly,
who always do what is right.
Remember me, Lord, when you show favor to your people,
come to my aid when you save them,
that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones,
that I may share in the joy of your nation
and join your inheritance in giving praise.

Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You for the book of Psalms, which has become a source of comfort and hope as well as a reminder of Your never-failing mercy and grace. May I never forget what a faithful God You are to all Your people, and may I develop a heart of humility and gratefulness for all the goodness and grace that has been extended to me. I pray that my heart would remain tender towards You and be filled with prayers of thanksgiving and praise for Your holy name’s sake – Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, Who is from everlasting even to everlasting – “AMEN.” Praise the LORD!”

“Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise the LORD.”
(Psalm 106:48)

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