Pray Through the Psalms (Day 2) | June 27, 2023
Psalm 34 is a joyful psalm where the writer, King David, is praising God for delivering him from his troubles. He says that he will always bless and worship God because he is so good and faithful. David encourages others to join him in praising God, saying that anyone who seeks God will be blessed and protected.
David also talks about how God is always watching over his people and rescuing them from danger. He acknowledges that life can be hard sometimes, but God is still there to comfort and support him. It's a psalm that reminds us of God's constant love and protection and the joy that comes from trusting in him.
Guided prayer: “God, it's good to talk to you. Thank you for hearing my prayers and responding to them. I’m grateful for all your work in my life, and I thank you for being a constant source of hope. Please continue to watch over me and give me guidance and direction. Amen.”
I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!
I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack! The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. What man is there who desires life and loves many days, that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry. The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth. When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken. Affliction will slay the wicked,
and those who hate the righteous will be condemned. The Lord redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.