Thursday, August 11, 2011

Praying the Psalms- Psalm 81

Jenny is on a journey of praying her way through the Psalms.  I was fortunate enough to join at the start.  Each weekend, we 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 81
"Sing for joy to God our strength;
   shout aloud to the God of Jacob!
Begin the music, strike the tambourine,
   play the melodious harp and lyre.
Sound the ram’s horn at the New Moon,
   and when the moon is full, on the day of our Feast;
this is a decree for Israel,
   an ordinance of the God of Jacob."  Psalm 81: 1-4
I love how joyful singing and shouting to God is a decree and an ordinance.  I have been serving as the worship leader at VBS this week at our church and boy, have we been doing lots of singing and dancing and shouting aloud to the Lord!  To see a sanctuary full of children, youth and adults all letting go of inhibitions and social norms to lift high the name of Jesus together just fills the heart to overflowing.  It doesn't seem fair that I signed up to serve because I wanted to be used to bless the kids but He has seen fit to bless me so completely too as I serve.  

Lord, thank You for the privilege of serving at VBS.  It is a joy to live out Psalm 81 with the children- to bring you praise and honor with our singing, dancing, music and shouting.  Go before us the rest of this week as we continue to bring Your Good News to these precious little souls.  In Jesus' name, amen.


Anonymous said...

So happy that you are being blessed by HIM...isn't that the way it always is? When we follow HIS lead, he blesses the effort!

Have a great week, Natalie.


Erin said...

I'm so glad I found your blog. I love it! I love praying the Palms. My little ladies Bible study group has done that before! It will enrich your lives so much!

Nancy said...

Hi Natlie,
Your blog is wonderful...I am so glad to have found you....

Psalms are awesome to pray through; I like to pray several verses every day....

Hugs and blessings,


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