Today’s verses come from Psalm 145
1I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.
2Every day I will bless you, and praise your name forever and ever.
3Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; his greatness is unsearchable.
Did you start your day blessing the Lord today?
I didn’t. I got up and went about my morning business. I had plans to stop and pray, but I got wrapped up in the making of lunches and taking the dog out (which could have been an excellent time to bless the Lord as I walked in the dark morning).
It’s not like I forgot, or did not care. But my day started off poorly and perhaps this is why. Now I have a choice. I can continue my day as it started, or I can turn again towards God, blessing God and asking God to guide me this day. This is the great part. While God wanted me to open my day with God, I am not “in trouble” because 8The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 9The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.
Maybe things are not going the way you want them to go, perhaps your day started off as mine. We still have a great opportunity before us, after all, 14The Lord upholds all who are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down.
Even if you are already deep into your day, take a moment. Stop what you are doing and bless the Lord. Spend a few minutes in prayer and allow God to work within you.
It will be a much better day.
Prayer for the Week:
God of life, there are days when the burdens we carry are heavy on our shoulders and weigh us down, when the road seems dreary and endless, the skies gray and threatening, when our lives have no music in them, and our hearts are lonely, and our souls have lost their courage. Flood the path with light, turn our eyes to where the skies are full of promise; tune our hearts to brave music; give us the sense of comradeship with heroes and saints of every age; and so quicken our spirits that we may be able to encourage the souls of all who journey with us on the road to life, to your honor and glory. Augustine of Hippo