daily reading 3.4 (Psalm 57)

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

First pray to the Lord:

Be gracious to me, Savior God,
The haven where I hide;
Protect me till the trauma fades
Till storm and flood subside
I call to you, the Lord Most High,
Whose love is sure to last:
Your word rebukes the angry mob;
Your purpose holds me fast. Amen.

Psalm 57

  • For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A Miktam of David. When he fled before Saul into the cave.
  • Be gracious to me, God, be gracious to me, for I take refuge in you. I will seek refuge in the shadow of your wings until danger passes. 2 I call to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me. 3 He reaches down from heaven and saves me, challenging the one who tramples me. Selah
  • God sends his faithful love and truth. 4 I am surrounded by lions; I lie down among devouring lions — people whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.
  • 5 God, be exalted above the heavens; let your glory be over the whole earth.
  • 6 They prepared a net for my steps; I was despondent. They dug a pit ahead of me, but they fell into it! Selah 
  • 7 My heart is confident, God, my heart is confident. I will sing; I will sing praises. 8 Wake up, my soul! Wake up, harp and lyre! I will wake up the dawn. 9 I will praise you, Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. 10 For your faithful love is as high as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches the clouds.
  • 11 God, be exalted above the heavens; let your glory be over the whole earth.

For yourself, pray:

  • That in all you think and do God will be exalted higher than the sky

Other people to pray for:

  • For couples scarred by the death of a baby

A psalm setting to listen to:

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