“By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song
is with me – a prayer to the God of my life.”
Have you ever prayed and had the prayer shape itself into a song? Or maybe you’ve been singing, and a prayer or two escapes from your heart.
Praise and prayer often go together. Both seem to start within our being and are launched through our minds and spirits.
One thing to keep in mind about this psalm is that the psalmist is trying to cheer himself up! “Why so downcast o my soul?” He knows exactly how we often feel!
Ever had a tough year? Prayer can often lift us, and praising Him is often the answer for being down in the dumps. I know! I know this isn’t easy, but look at what took place in this verse. The psalmist dwells on God directing His love!
And he remembers that God is the God of His life, in spite of everything. That’s the beauty of surrender.
Lord God Almighty, encourage us when the tough times hit us hard. Help us to stay encouraged, and remind us how You love us. You are truly the God of our lives! Amen.
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quote from the NIV Bible