daily reading 49.5 (Psalm 119:121-128)

5-days-a-week through the Psalms in 2018

First pray:

Open my eyes, O Lord, I pray, enlighten heart and mind;
That as I read your word today I may its treasures find.

Open my ears that, small and still, your voice be clearly heard,
to guide my steps and cleanse my will according to your word.

Open my life to love’s embrace, my dear redeeming Lord:
your word of life and truth and grace within my soul be stored.

Open my lips, O Lord, in praise to tell what love imparts:
the work of grace about my ways, your word within my heart. Amen.

Psalm 119:121-128

  • I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors. 122 Guarantee your servant’s well-being; do not let the arrogant oppress me.
  • 123 My eyes grow weary looking for your salvation and for your righteous promise. 124 Deal with your servant based on your faithful love; teach me your statutes.
  • 125 I am your servant; give me understanding so that I may know your decrees. 126 It is time for the LORD to act, for they have violated your instruction.
  • 127 Since I love your commands more than gold, even the purest gold, 128 I carefully follow all your precepts and hate every false way.

For yourself pray:

  • That the Lord gives you understanding, so you may know his decrees

Other people to pray for:

  • For homeless people in your area

A psalm setting to listen to:

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daily reading 49.4 (Psalm 119:113-120)

5-days-a-week through the Psalms in 2018

First pray:

Open my eyes, O Lord, I pray, enlighten heart and mind;
That as I read your word today I may its treasures find.

Open my ears that, small and still, your voice be clearly heard,
to guide my steps and cleanse my will according to your word.

Open my life to love’s embrace, my dear redeeming Lord:
your word of life and truth and grace within my soul be stored.

Open my lips, O Lord, in praise to tell what love imparts:
the work of grace about my ways, your word within my heart. Amen.

Psalm 119:113-120

  • I hate those who are double-minded, but I love your instruction. 114 You are my shelter and my shield; I put my hope in your word.
  • 115 Depart from me, you evil ones, so that I may obey my God’s commands. 116 Sustain me as you promised, and I will live; do not let me be ashamed of my hope.
  • 117 Sustain me so that I can be safe and always be concerned about your statutes. 118 You reject all who stray from your statutes, for their deceit is a lie.
  •  119 You remove all the wicked on earth as if they were dross from metal; therefore, I love your decrees. 120 I tremble in awe of you; I fear your judgments.

For yourself pray:

  • That you tremble in awe at God’s law

Other people to pray for:

  • For Christians grieving and/or in danger in Nigeria

A psalm setting to listen to:

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daily reading 49.3 (Psalm 119:105-112)

5-days-a-week through the Psalms in 2018

First pray:

Open my eyes, O Lord, I pray, enlighten heart and mind;
That as I read your word today I may its treasures find.

Open my ears that, small and still, your voice be clearly heard,
to guide my steps and cleanse my will according to your word.

Open my life to love’s embrace, my dear redeeming Lord:
your word of life and truth and grace within my soul be stored.

Open my lips, O Lord, in praise to tell what love imparts:
the work of grace about my ways, your word within my heart. Amen.

Psalm 119:105-112

  • Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path. 106 I have solemnly sworn to keep your righteous judgments.
  • 107 I am severely afflicted; LORD, give me life according to your word. 108 LORD, please accept my freewill offerings of praise, and teach me your judgments.
  • 109 My life is constantly in danger, yet I do not forget your instruction. 110 The wicked have set a trap for me, but I have not wandered from your precepts.
  • 111 I have your decrees as a heritage forever; indeed, they are the joy of my heart. 112 I am resolved to obey your statutes to the very end..

For yourself pray:

  • That God’s Word really is your great heritage, your joy forever

Other people to pray for:

  • For believers afflicted with ALS

A psalm setting to listen to:

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daily reading 49.2 (Psalm 119:97-104)

5-days-a-week through the Psalms in 2018

First pray:

Open my eyes, O Lord, I pray, enlighten heart and mind;
That as I read your word today I may its treasures find.

Open my ears that, small and still, your voice be clearly heard,
to guide my steps and cleanse my will according to your word.

Open my life to love’s embrace, my dear redeeming Lord:
your word of life and truth and grace within my soul be stored.

Open my lips, O Lord, in praise to tell what love imparts:
the work of grace about my ways, your word within my heart. Amen.

Psalm 119:97-104

  • How I love your instruction! It is my meditation all day long. 98 Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are always with me.
  • 99 I have more insight than all my teachers because your decrees are my meditation. 100 I understand more than the elders because I obey your precepts.
  • 101 I have kept my feet from every evil path to follow your word. 102 I have not turned from your judgments, for you yourself have instructed me.
  • 103 How sweet your word is to my taste– sweeter than honey in my mouth. 104 I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every false way.

For yourself pray:

  • That you gain in holy, practical insight from God’s Word

Other people to pray for:

A psalm setting to listen to:

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daily reading 49.1 (Psalm 119:89-96)

5-days-a-week through the Psalms in 2018

First pray:

Open my eyes, O Lord, I pray, enlighten heart and mind;
That as I read your word today I may its treasures find.

Open my ears that, small and still, your voice be clearly heard,
to guide my steps and cleanse my will according to your word.

Open my life to love’s embrace, my dear redeeming Lord:
your word of life and truth and grace within my soul be stored.

Open my lips, O Lord, in praise to tell what love imparts:
the work of grace about my ways, your word within my heart. Amen.

Psalm 119:89-96

  • LORD, your word is forever; it is firmly fixed in heaven. 90 Your faithfulness is for all generations; you established the earth, and it stands firm.
  • 91 Your judgments stand firm today, for all things are your servants. 92 If your instruction had not been my delight, I would have died in my affliction.
  • 93 I will never forget your precepts, for you have given me life through them. 94 I am yours; save me, for I have studied your precepts.
  • 95 The wicked hope to destroy me, but I contemplate your decrees. 96 I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your command is without limit.

For yourself pray:

  • That God saves you now and forever

Other people to pray for:

  • For people facing long-term hospitalization

A psalm setting to listen to:

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daily reading 48.5 (Psalm 119:81-88)

5-days-a-week through the Psalms in 2018

First pray:

Open my eyes, O Lord, I pray, enlighten heart and mind;
That as I read your word today I may its treasures find.

Open my ears that, small and still, your voice be clearly heard,
to guide my steps and cleanse my will according to your word.

Open my life to love’s embrace, my dear redeeming Lord:
your word of life and truth and grace within my soul be stored.

Open my lips, O Lord, in praise to tell what love imparts:
the work of grace about my ways, your word within my heart. Amen.

Psalm 119:81-88

    • I long for your salvation; I put my hope in your word. 82 My eyes grow weary looking for what you have promised; I ask, “When will you comfort me?”
    • 83 Though I have become like a wineskin dried by smoke, I do not forget your statutes. 84 How many days must your servant wait? When will you execute judgment on my persecutors?
    • 85 The arrogant have dug pits for me; they violate your instruction. 86 All your commands are true; people persecute me with lies– help me!
    • 87 They almost ended my life on earth, but I did not abandon your precepts. 88 Give me life in accordance with your faithful love, and I will obey the decree you have spoken.

For yourself pray:

  • That God gives you life, in line with his mercy

Other people to pray for:

  • For Bangali Das, beaten for preaching Christ in India

A psalm setting to listen to:

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daily reading 48.4 (Psalm 119:73-80)

5-days-a-week through the Psalms in 2018

First pray:

Open my eyes, O Lord, I pray, enlighten heart and mind;
That as I read your word today I may its treasures find.

Open my ears that, small and still, your voice be clearly heard,
to guide my steps and cleanse my will according to your word.

Open my life to love’s embrace, my dear redeeming Lord:
your word of life and truth and grace within my soul be stored.

Open my lips, O Lord, in praise to tell what love imparts:
the work of grace about my ways, your word within my heart. Amen.

Psalm 119:73-80

    • Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding so that I can learn your commands. 74 Those who fear you will see me and rejoice, for I put my hope in your word.
    • 75 I know, LORD, that your judgments are just and that you have afflicted me fairly. 76 May your faithful love comfort me as you promised your servant.
    • 77 May your compassion come to me so that I may live, for your instruction is my delight. 78 Let the arrogant be put to shame for slandering me with lies; I will meditate on your precepts.
    • 79 Let those who fear you, those who know your decrees, turn to me. 80 May my heart be blameless regarding your statutes so that I will not be put to shame.

For yourself pray:

  • That you always see God’s afflictions as just

Other people to pray for:

  • For those who will see you today for the first time

A psalm setting to listen to:

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