daily reading 48.3 (Psalm 119:65-72)

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 119:65-72

    • LORD, you have treated your servant well, just as you promised. 66 Teach me good judgment and discernment, for I rely on your commands.
    • 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word. 68 You are good, and you do what is good; teach me your statutes.
    • 69 The arrogant have smeared me with lies, but I obey your precepts with all my heart. 70 Their hearts are hard and insensitive, but I delight in your instruction.
    • 71 It was good for me to be afflicted so that I could learn your statutes. 72 Instruction from your lips is better for me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

For yourself pray:

  • That you think of the teaching from God’s mouth as more precious than millions of $

Other people to pray for:

  • For those struggling with why God is letting them be afflicted

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daily reading 48.2 (Psalm 119:57-64)

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 119:57-64

    • The LORD is my portion; I have promised to keep your words. 58 I have sought your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.
    • 59 I thought about my ways and turned my steps back to your decrees. 60 I hurried, not hesitating to keep your commands.
    • 61 Though the ropes of the wicked were wrapped around me, I did not forget your instruction. 62 I rise at midnight to thank you for your righteous judgments.
    • 63 I am a friend to all who fear you, to those who keep your precepts. 64 LORD, the earth is filled with your faithful love; teach me your statutes.

For yourself pray:

  • That God is gracious to you according to his promise

Other people to pray for:

  • For those wrapped by the ropes of the wicked

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daily reading 48.1 (Psalm 119:49-56)

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 119:49-56

    • Remember your word to your servant; you have given me hope through it. 50 This is my comfort in my affliction: Your promise has given me life.
    • 51 The arrogant constantly ridicule me, but I do not turn away from your instruction. 52 LORD, I remember your judgments from long ago and find comfort.
    • 53 Rage seizes me because of the wicked who reject your instruction. 54 Your statutes are the theme of my song during my earthly life.
    • 55 LORD, I remember your name in the night, and I obey your instruction. 56 This is my practice: I obey your precepts.

For yourself pray:

  • That God comforts you with his promises in your affliction

Other people to pray for:

  • For those you know who are rejecting the Lord’s instruction

A psalm setting to listen to:

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daily reading 47.5 (Psalm 119:41-48)

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 119:41-48

    • Let your faithful love come to me, LORD, your salvation, as you promised. 42 Then I can answer the one who taunts me, for I trust in your word.
    • 43 Never take the word of truth from my mouth, for I hope in your judgments. 44 I will always obey your instruction, forever and ever.
    • 45 I will walk freely in an open place because I study your precepts. 46 I will speak of your decrees before kings and not be ashamed.
    • 47 I delight in your commands, which I love. 48 I will lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and will meditate on your statutes.

For yourself pray:

  • That you walk freely in an open place because of God’s precepts

Other people to pray for:

  • For those working longing retails hours

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daily reading 47.4 (Psalm 119:33-40)

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 119:33-40

    • Teach me, LORD, the meaning of your statutes, and I will always keep them. 34 Help me understand your instruction, and I will obey it and follow it with all my heart.
    • 35 Help me stay on the path of your commands, for I take pleasure in it. 36 Turn my heart to your decrees and not to dishonest profit.
    • 37 Turn my eyes from looking at what is worthless; give me life in your ways. 38 Confirm what you said to your servant, for it produces reverence for you.
    • 39 Turn away the disgrace I dread; indeed, your judgments are good. 40 How I long for your precepts! Give me life through your righteousness.

For yourself pray:

  • That you thankfully follow God’s instruction with all your heart

Other people to pray for:

  • For the families of the victims of the Mercy Hospital shooting in Chicago

A psalm setting to listen to:

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daily reading 47.3 (Psalm 119:25-32)

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 119:25-32

    • My life is down in the dust; give me life through your word. 26 I told you about my life, and you answered me; teach me your statutes.
    • 27 Help me understand the meaning of your precepts so that I can meditate on your wonders. 28 I am weary from grief; strengthen me through your word.
    • 29 Keep me from the way of deceit and graciously give me your instruction. 30 I have chosen the way of truth; I have set your ordinances before me.
    • 31 I cling to your decrees; LORD, do not put me to shame. 32 I pursue the way of your commands, for you broaden my understanding.

For yourself pray:

  • That God gives you life through his word

Other people to pray for:

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daily reading 47.2 (Psalm 119:17-24)

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 119:17-24

    • Deal generously with your servant so that I might live; then I will keep your word. 18 Open my eyes so that I may contemplate wondrous things from your instruction.
    • 19 I am a resident alien on earth; do not hide your commands from me. 20 I am continually overcome with longing for your judgments.
    • 21 You rebuke the arrogant, the ones under a curse, who wander from your commands. 22 Take insult and contempt away from me, for I have kept your decrees.
    • 23 Though princes sit together speaking against me, your servant will think about your statutes; 24 your decrees are my delight and my counselors.

For yourself pray:

  • That God opens your eyes to see wonders in his teaching

Other people to pray for:

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