God’s Renewing Word of Prayer
Psalm 61: Today’s psalm begins with a cry to God, and the psalm writer expresses the assurance of being heard by God. The writer then offers a prayer for the king and concludes with a promise to praise God daily.
A Prayer for Protection
1Hear my cry, O God;
listen to my prayer!
2In despair and far from home
I call to you!
Take me to a safe refuge,
3for you are my protector,
my strong defense against my enemies.
4Let me live in your sanctuary all my life;
let me find safety under your wings.
5You have heard my promises, O God,
and you have given me what belongs to those who honor you.
6Add many years to the king’s life;
let him live on and on!
7May he rule forever in your presence, O God;
protect him with your constant love and faithfulness.
8So I will always sing praises to you,
as I offer you daily what I have promised.
Today’s Key Verse: Psalm 61:8
I will always sing praises to you, as I offer you daily what I have promised.
The references to promises in today’s reading (verses 5, 8) most likely refer to the psalmist’s trust in and worship of God. Have you made promises to God? How will you worship and praise God today?
Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. You are my safe haven. In your presence I feel secure because of your constant love and faithfulness. Daily will I praise and honor you. In your holy name I pray. Amen.
Psalm 62: Depending on God.