Pray Through the Psalms (Day 13) | July 8, 2023
Psalm 19 is a psalm that talks about how wise and helpful God's laws are. It says that God's laws are like a treasure, giving us wisdom and joy. David says that God's commands are right and bring light to our lives. They're better than gold and sweeter than honey.
David also asks God to help him avoid sins he might not even realize he's doing. Overall, it's a psalm that shows us how God's guidance is good for us, and how important it is to follow him for a better and more fulfilling life.
Guided prayer: “God, I know your desires and plans for my life are much better than what I could come up with on my own. Show me the best way to live, and give me a genuine desire to follow your ways. Help me live a life that reflects who you are. Amen.”
The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In them he has set a tent for the sun,
which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,
and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them,
and there is nothing hidden from its heat.
The law of the Lord is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the testimony of the Lord is sure,
making wise the simple;
the precepts of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the Lord is clean,
the rules of the Lord are true,
and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
and drippings of the honeycomb.
Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
Who can discern his errors?
Declare me innocent from hidden faults.
Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins;
let them not have dominion over me!
Then I shall be blameless,
and innocent of great transgression.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.