daily reading 20.5 (Psalm 41)

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

First pray to God like David:

For times when I have failed you, I ask your mercy, Lord.
For grace to lead a fruitful life, and peace in you restored:
So let me walk before you in full integrity,
To worship you throughout my days and all eternity. Amen.

Psalm 41

      • For the choir director. A psalm of David.
      • Happy is one who is considerate of the poor; the LORD will save him in a day of adversity. 2 The LORD will keep him and preserve him; he will be blessed in the land. You will not give him over to the desire of his enemies. 3 The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed; you will heal him on the bed where he lies.
      • 4 I said, “LORD, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against you.”
      • 5 My enemies speak maliciously about me: “When will he die and be forgotten?” 6 When one of them comes to visit, he speaks deceitfully; he stores up evil in his heart; he goes out and talks. 7 All who hate me whisper together about me; they plan to harm me. 8 “Something awful has overwhelmed him, and he won’t rise again from where he lies!” 9 Even my friend in whom I trusted, one who ate my bread, has raised his heel against me.
      • 10 But you, LORD, be gracious to me and raise me up; then I will repay them. 11 By this I know that you delight in me: my enemy does not shout in triumph over me. 12 You supported me because of my integrity and set me in your presence forever.
      • 12 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and amen.

For yourself pray:

  • That the Lord will show you that he delights in you

Other people to pray for:

  • For those preparing to preach God’s Word this weekend

A psalm setting to listen to:

  • Psalm 41 (YouTube, soloist with piano)
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