Titus 2:11-13

"For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus."

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Psalm 20

Last night I read Psalm 20 and was greatly encouraged by this prayer that so closely resembles my own.

1May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble!
  May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high!
2May He send you help from the sanctuary
  And support you from Zion!
3May He remember all your meal offerings
  And find your burnt offering acceptable!

4May He grant you your heart's desire
  And fulfill all your counsel!
5We will sing for joy over your victory,
  And in the name of our God we will set up our banners.
  May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.

6Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed;
  He will answer him from His holy heaven
  With the saving strength of His right hand.
7Some boast in chariots and some in horses,
  But we will boast in the name of the Lord, our God.
8They have bowed down and fallen,
  But we have risen and stood upright.
9Save, O Lord;
  May the King answer us in the day we call.

Oh, God, how I pray that You will grant me my heart's desires.  I know that You hear my prayers and that You care for me, and I pray that You will fulfill all my petitions.  In You will I rejoice, and in Your name will I boast.  May You be glorified, oh Lord, my God!


Mom2Valerie said...

Thanks so much for sharing these verses - I especially love verse 8: "They have bowed down and fallen, But we have risen and stood upright." What joy!

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