Verse of the day 09/07/2014

Psalm 5 (Complete passage)

Sundays complete passage for mediation and reflection.

Psalm 5

1 Listen to my words, Lord,
consider my lament.
2 Hear my cry for help,
my King and my God,
for to you I pray.

3 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait expectantly.
4 For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness;
with you, evil people are not welcome.
5 The arrogant cannot stand
in your presence.
You hate all who do wrong;
6 you destroy those who tell lies.
The bloodthirsty and deceitful
you, Lord, detest.
7 But I, by your great love,
can come into your house;
in reverence I bow down
toward your holy temple.

8 Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness
because of my enemies—
make your way straight before me.
9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted;
their heart is filled with malice.
Their throat is an open grave;
with their tongues they tell lies.
10 Declare them guilty, O God!
Let their intrigues be their downfall.
Banish them for their many sins,
for they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

12 Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous;
you surround them with your favor as with a shield.

Dear father, I like King David lay my sins at your feat and know that you are a God that forgives and rewards those that diligently seek your righteousness.

This morning as I meditate upon your glory and power with this popular passage from King David’s writings I come to you and clear my heart before you. All you ask for is repentance and your grace comes to us unwavering.

This morning I thank you for your grace and truth.

May our church family lift your gracious name up and invite you to teach and lead us this morning a day we set aside to worship you for what you have done for the world.

I ask that you forgive me of all my sins known or unknown.

David W. Aucoin

Song for my day: ‘Broken Vessels’ Hillsong      click here to listen


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