Pray Through the Psalms (Day 5) | June 30, 2023
Psalm 145 is a song of praise to God. David is saying how awesome God is, and how much he loves and admires him. He vows to tell everyone he knows about God's greatness, and that he will keep singing his praises forever. David talks about how kind and compassionate God is, and how he always looks after his people.
David also mentions how powerful and mighty God is, and how he deserves to be respected and honored by everyone. David is grateful to have a God like this, and he wants everyone else to know how great he is too! It's a positive and uplifting psalm that reminds us of God's amazing love and care for us.
Guided prayer: “You are incredible, God! When I think about the things you’ve done in my life, I’m full of awe. As I look at your creation around me, I’m inspired by your creativity and attention to detail. I will always remember your goodness! Amen.”
I will exalt you, my God and King,
and praise your name forever and ever.
I will praise you every day;
yes, I will praise you forever.
Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise!
No one can measure his greatness.
Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts;
let them proclaim your power.
I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor
and your wonderful miracles.
Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue;
I will proclaim your greatness.
Everyone will share the story of your wonderful goodness;
they will sing with joy about your righteousness.
The Lord is merciful and compassionate,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
The Lord is good to everyone.
He showers compassion on all his creation.
All of your works will thank you, Lord,
and your faithful followers will praise you.
They will speak of the glory of your kingdom;
they will give examples of your power.
They will tell about your mighty deeds
and about the majesty and glory of your reign.
For your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom.
You rule throughout all generations.
The Lord always keeps his promises;
he is gracious in all he does.
The Lord helps the fallen
and lifts those bent beneath their loads.
The eyes of all look to you in hope;
you give them their food as they need it.
When you open your hand,
you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.
The Lord is righteous in everything he does;
he is filled with kindness.
The Lord is close to all who call on him,
yes, to all who call on him in truth.
He grants the desires of those who fear him;
he hears their cries for help and rescues them.
The Lord protects all those who love him,
but he destroys the wicked.
I will praise the Lord,
and may everyone on earth bless his holy name
forever and ever.