Tap for a video of Psalm 92.
[From the original version]
Allow praise and thanksgiving to be the beginning of your prayer, just as they are at the opening of this psalm. More basic than all the troubles that push and shove to get priority in your heart, is the loving-kindness of the Lord that is present to you. It is as the first light of everyday.
Rejoice with the psalmist in the glory and the power of God. The Lord sees you and your world from the perspective of the whole. God wants to share this perspective with you, along with the power of God’s love. You will see your enemies scattered before your feet as thousands of ants flee your coming.
Who have made themselves enemy to you? Pray for them that the full power of God will come upon them through you—scattering from them, the evils that beset them.
[From the version for families with children]
Here is a wonderful prayer with lots of upbeat energies and feelings. The first four verses set the energy and direction of the psalm. They are like “Firestarters” for the rest of the prayer.
Let these verses do the same for you. Read them slowly till you totally agree with their energy. Then you can do in your own life what the psalmist does in his: reflect on all the good things that God is doing for you—the blessings that you can even call miracles that are taking place in your life. Just think of your waking each day with your senses working so that you can be fully alive. Is that not a miracle all by itself?
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We follow a reading of the Psalms in numerical order.
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