A Sabbath Week of Praise — Thursday

A Fault Restored
A Fault Restored

A Thursday Praise of the King

“There may be enemies and battles ahead in this day,
but we will run to the refuge of Your promises.

Others may string their bows to shoot our hearts,
but we will run to the refuge of Your promises.

We will praise You because You are in the seat of power.
We will praise You because You are righteous.
We will praise You because You test the hearts of men.
We will praise You because the wicked will not stand.
We will praise You because one day, we will see Your face.

Be glorified in this day,
and make every step we take a praise to the glory of Your Name.”

cf. Psalm 11

A Thursday Praise for the King in the Mid-Day Hour

“Look at the verbs!
Look at the verbs!

He, not we, delivers.
He, not we, protects.
He, not we, keeps alive.
He, not we, sustains us upon our sickbed.

Even when our close friend, in whom we trusted,
who ate bread with us,
even when that one has lifted up his heel against us,
even then, our God is our deliverer, protector, and sustainer.
Even then, He can be trusted and therefore praised,
with our hallelujahs!

Look at the verbs!
And praise Him for the goodness He shows us.”

cf. Psalm 41:1-3

A Thursday Praise of the King in the Evening

“We praise You, O God, and we will sing
of Your steadfast love and of Your holiness.

We praise you, O God, our mouths are filled with praise,
because our eyes are filled with Your glory all day.

If we had a harp, if we could play the lyre,
we would imitate the psalmist
and give You praise with shouts of joy
because You have redeemed us.

We praise You, O God, for You are our Hope
from this time forth and forevermore.

And we praise You, as we go to our rest,
because Your lovingkindness will greet us in the morning.”

cf. Psalm 71:5-8, 22-24; 101:1 and 131:3

See also
The Mockers are Loud      Psalm 11   From The Poetry Project


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