Aug 1, 2012

Prayer: Psalm 84

Here’s a prayer of praise and petition based on Psalm 84.  It was written by Terri, and posted on RevGalBlogPals.

Prayer
(inspired by Psalm 84)

God of joy—we give thanks for a song in our hearts.
Our souls long for You;
Our heart and our flesh sing for joy to the living God.
Happy are those who
live in your house, ever singing your praise.

Hear our prayer; give ear, O God!

Behold our shield, O God;
Guide us in times of trouble, through night of sorrow,
and days when deceit lives in our heart more than love,
and hate for the stranger, more than love.
Speak gently to your anointed ones, that we may hear.

Hear our prayer; give ear, O God!

Help us see the stranger, who comes because Your song
is in his heart and on her tongue, ringing through—
help us to hear, to see, to embrace You—
in him, in her, in you, even, in me—
with outstretched arms and mighty hands.

Hear our prayer; give ear, O God!

God of joy—we give thanks for a song in our hearts!  Amen.

~ posted by Terri on RevGalBlogPals. http://revgalblogpals.blogspot.ca/