Psalms & Songs – June 5, 2020

Listen/Sing to:

“This is Our God” by Flatirons Music

Read:

*Psalm 16:

“Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
I have no good apart from you.”

3 As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,
in whom is all my delight.

4 The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply;
their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out
or take their names on my lips.

5 The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
you hold my lot.
6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

7 I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
in the night also my heart instructs me.
8 I have set the Lord always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;
my flesh also dwells secure.
10 For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,
or let your holy one see corruption.

11 You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

Pray:

“Father, there is not another refuge but You. Indeed, after tasting and seen the Gospel, I can only say, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” May that declaration be on my lips consistently. Lord, I also just want to thank you for my community and church that join in that declaration with me! Sometimes I’m confused and ached by others who run after other idols. We as image bearers of You won’t find rest until we rest in You. However, how often do I stray and forget your Gospel at some points in my life? I’m thankful for your grace. Grace that will never leave or abandon me.

Jesus, You hold me in all things. You walk before me, You walk behind me, You walk beside me. I’m not alone! What a beautiful inheritance that I have now that I am a child of Yours! Adoption was not cheap, it cost You Your life. When I reflect on what You’ve done for me, I can’t help but bless You. I can’t help but keep my eyes on You. Help me to set my ways before You at all times. For there is nowhere else to turn too but You. With You, I will never be shaken. No matter what circumstances.

Holy Spirit, my heart and my joy are abundant ever since being saved by You. Again, nowhere is safer than under Your wing and protection. I used to wonder what this life had in store for me. However, You’ve shown me my purpose – to declare Your Gospel and love my neighbors with the Gospel. My greatest pleasure, is doing Your pleasure. Send me out, Holy Spirit, to the nations.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Amen.”

*Bible translation is the English Standard Version.