Psalm 146, 2019

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 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.

 

Psalm 63, 2019

O God, you are my God.  I am searching for you with all my heart.

My soul needs you.  My whole being longs to be close to you in this empty, weary and very confused world.  I treasure the precious time I get to spend with you.

I have personally witnessed your power and glory.  I praise you for your love which makes this life worth living.

I will lift my hands and heart up to you in praise for as long as I live.  Only you can fill the emptiness inside of me and make me sing for joy.

In the darkest part of the night, I remember how much you have loved me in the past and how much you have promised to love me in the future.  My heart sings for joy as I cling to your promises and feel your arms around me, holding me safe and securely to your side.

The Evil One and his team are all around me, Father, trying to ruin me.  But I know you are fighting my battles, God, and you have already won the war.

I rejoice in you, God.  All who know the Truth know you.  Liars will be silenced.

Thank you, Abba Father.

Psalm 71b, 2016

‘As for me, I will always have hope;

I will praise you more and more.”

I can talk about your goodness and your grace all day long, Lord, even though it’s often hard to describe how great you are.

I tell everyone I know about you.  I share with them how awesome you are!

All of my life, God, you have taught me your truths.  I know you and I tell others about how marvelous you are.  psalm 71b, 2016

I know you will be walking closely beside me for the rest of my days.  I will fulfill my obligation to pass on your truth to the next generation – to those who are to come.

You are perfect!  Your greatness fills the universe and never ends!  There is no one like you, God!

Yes, I have had bitter trials and troubles in my life.  But you were always there to guide me….

and comfort me….

and restore me.

I will never stop praising your faithfulness, my God!

I will sing praise to you!

I will shout for joy!

You have saved me and I cannot stop talking about you!

No one and nothing can truly harm me when I have you!

Thank you, Abba Father.

Psalm 30, 2016

I just can’t stop praising your name, today, Lord!

You lifted my problems and worries off of my shoulders.

I called your name and you healed my soul.april 16b 2016 psalm 30 2016

My spirit was dead and you saved me.

Sing with me, all believers!

Praise our Holy God!

His anger is focused on the Evil One.

We, the redeemed, are already living forever with him.  We are his favorite children!

Yes, we still have struggles and trials while we live on this earth.

But, through them all, our Father God walks closely with us and gives us joy.

Most of the time, I feel secure.  “I will never be shaken.”

But – sometimes – I feel far away from God.  I feel alone and afraid.

So I cry out to you once again – end my loneliness!  Get rid of my fear!

Pour out your grace upon me.

Help me, oh Lord.

Yes!  You turn my wailing into dancing!

My sadness is removed and I am filled with joy because I can sing your praises!

Lord, my God, I will praise you forever!

Psalm 146, 2015

Praise the Lord!

My praise comes from the bottom of my heart!May 9 2015 Psalm 146

I will praise you all of my life!

As long as I live, I will be singing praises to you, God!

I will not put my trust in human beings.  We will all die at some time and then all of our plans are worthless.

I know that you bless us when we put our hope and trust in you.

You, God, are the maker of all things.  And you will be faithful to us and all of your creation forever.

You care about the oppressed and you feed the hungry.  I should do that, too.

You free us from being prisoners to sin!

You open our eyes to the truth!

When we humble ourselves and bow our knees before you, you lift us up.  You make us whole.  You shine your light on us.

You love those who walk in obedience to your directions.

You watch over the lonely….the forgotten….those that don’t ‘fit in’.  I should do that, too.

You have a special place in your heart for orphans and widows.  I want that, too.

You, my God, make sure that those who are wicked and unrighteous pay the consequences for their choices.  You frustrate them.  Their plans are worthless because you are working against them.

But you are always on my side.  Thank you!

You are my God and you reign forever!  From generation to generation!

I praise you, dear Father!