Daily Scripture Reading: Psalms 65:1-2 KJV
Psalms 65:1-2 KJV
(1) To the chief Musician, A Psalm and Song of David. Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.
(2) O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
Today’s Devotional Is Praise And Prayer
In Psalm 65:1-2, the Psalmist expresses his joy in being in fellowship with God through prayer and praise. He is so elated by this experience that he believes all people should wake up and enjoy it as well. He acknowledges that his iniquities and transgressions have been purged, and he feels that God is drawing him closer into His secret place. In this state, all of nature takes on a new radiance and beauty, and the Psalmist is filled with awe and wonder at the glory of God.
The Psalmist’s use of personal pronouns for God – Thou, Thee, Thy – emphasizes the intimacy and closeness he feels with God. Similarly, many of us also see nature as a thin veil that partially conceals the beauty and glory of God’s presence. The heavens and the firmament declare the glory of God, and those with clean hearts and open ears can experience a sense of being in touch with Him. This connection can inspire peace, trust, and courage on our life’s journey.
Prayer For Today
Let us pray, “O God, our Heavenly Father, renew within us the sense of Your gracious presence, and may it be a constant source of peace, trust, and courage in our lives.” Amen.