I will praise God’s name with song;
I will magnify him with thanks
because that is more pleasing to the Lord than an ox,
more pleasing than a young bull with full horns and hooves.
Let the afflicted see it and be glad!
You who seek God—
let your hearts beat strong again
because the Lord listens to the needy
and doesn’t despise his captives.
Let heaven and earth praise God,
the oceans too, and all that moves within them!
God will most certainly save Zion
and will rebuild Judah’s cities
so that God’s servants can live there and possess it.
The offspring of God’s servants will inherit Zion,
and those who love God’s name will dwell there.
Questions to Ponder:
Do you devote time to praise God for all the blessings in your life? Do you “praise God’s name with song” when you worship? Do you let the fullness of God’s glory fill your heart and inspire you so that others may see that glory?
Prayer for Today:
Glorious God, thank You for listening to me when I am vulnerable and needy. Know that I am ever mindful of the wonder of Your constant and abiding generosity. Forgive me when I fail to praise You with the enthusiasm that I should and know that my heart sings a song of gratitude for Your many blessings. Amen.