Saturday, October 30, 2010

Praying the Psalms- Psalm 42

Jenny has begun a journey of praying her way through the Psalms that I have decided to join. Each weekend, we will pray through one psalm and post our prayer and/or meditations on that psalm as the Lord leads. Check out her journey and join us in Praying the Psalms.

Psalm 42

"Why are you downcast, O my soul? 
       Why so disturbed within me? 
       Put your hope in God, 
       for I will yet praise him, 
       my Savior and my God. 
       My soul is downcast within me; 
       therefore I will remember you 
       from the land of the Jordan, 
       the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar."  Psalm 42: 5-6

There is much I could add to these words, describing in detail the specific circumstances that have led to the current state of my soul- downcast and disturbed.  But how would that profit you or me?  No, instead, even as I exhort myself to offer this soul to Jesus, to remember Him, to put my hope in Him and to praise Him, I exhort you.  As I seek to blog in the Upside Down Kingdom, my prayer is that my words would make both you and me run to Jesus.

Heavenly Father,
You know the state of my soul and the circumstances of my life.  Help me to remember You.  Strengthen me to share in Your sufferings and to help my children do the same.  Thank You, God, for Your Word which never fails to remind me to put my hope in You, to be anxious for nothing, to call to mind Your great mercy and compassion.  As I turn back to You for answers, Lord, would You give me Your peace?
In Jesus name, amen.  

1 comment:

Shelli said...

This Psalm offers beautiful soul-talk words. David is showing us how to speak truth into our soul; we all need the reminder to do just that when our spirit is downcast. May your soul-talk and prayers lift you up today, friend, and may hope bring you peace.


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