It is good to praise the Lord
and make music to your name, O Most High,
proclaiming your love in the morning
and your faithfulness at night,
to the music of the ten-stringed lyre
and the melody of the harp.
Reflection: King of My Heart :: Worldwide Prayer
By John Tillman
The prayers that form the psalms are the emotional heart of our scriptures. It is no mistake that worship is a time of poetry, music, and art.
This simple, poetic prayer from Canada leaves no doubt that our source and supply for life, for freedom, for healing, for guidance, and for strength is in Christ. Christ is our King of Kings and stands with us through whatever we face.
How true it is that our human striving, cannot compete with the life Christ won for us through his death. May we never stop praising him for that. One of the gifts of poetry is brevity and this prayer brings that gift as well.
Prayer for strength from Canada
God of all gods
I tried, you died
King of them all
Stand by my side
King of my heart
You hear my call
Holder of hands
Cushion my fall
Lord of my life
Your strength I seek
Best friend indeed
Guide me, I’m weak
Love of my life
Oh what a treat
Your face to meet
Prayer: The Greeting
You are my hope, O Lord God, my confidence since I was young.
I have been sustained by you ever since I was born; from my mother’s womb you have been my strength; my praise shall be always of you. — Psalm 46.11
– From The Divine Hours: Prayers for Summertime by Phyllis Tickle.
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Psalm 92-93 (Listen – 2:09)
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