Psalm 146, 2023
I praise you, God!
Everything in me praises you, LORD! I will praise you as long as I am alive. I will be singing your praises, Father, when I breathe my last breath.
I don’t put my trust in people who have money – they will not help me when I really need it. When they return to the earth as dust, all of their plans will die with them.
Those of us who trust in you to help us, God, find hope and joy. You are the Master Creator of heaven and earth and everything in them.
You always keep your promises. You give food to the hungry and justice to the oppressed.
You have freed me from the guilt of my sins and you are opening my eyes to your truth. You, oh God, lift me up when the cares of this world weigh me down. You are a Good Father to all of us who love you. You protect the strangers among us and care for orphans and widows.
You mess up the plans of unbelievers.
You, my King, will reign forever, throughout all generations.
I lift my praise to you, Abba Father.