GPS: September 23, 2016

By September 23, 2016Devotional

Today’s Scripture:

Psalm 113

Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord; praise the name of the Lord.

Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time on and forevermore.

From the rising of the sun to its setting the name of the Lord is to be praised.

The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.

Who is like the Lord our God, who is seated on high,

who looks far down on the heavens and the earth?

He raises the poor from the dust, and lifts the needy from the ash heap,

to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people.

He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord!

Food For Thought:

The line that stands out to me is: “From the rising of the sun to its setting the name of the Lord is to be praised.” Think about how you praise God throughout the day. Write a psalm of praise to God today. What are you particularly grateful for in your life?

Prayer:

We thank you, O God for your love for us.

Love that reaches out to accept us, wherever we are, whoever we are.

Love that demands a lot, but at the same time, somehow, amazingly, enables us to meet those demands.

Love that reassures, affirms, prompts, challenges, and overwhelms us with the completeness of its response.

Help us, your people, held within the security of your love, to risk showing that same love to others.

May our love, too, be known for its abundance, its readiness to speak out and its healing power.  Amen.

 

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