This week, we complete our endeavor of memorizing and/or meditating on Psalm 51.
Psalm 51 (NIV)
18 May it please you to prosper Zion,
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to build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then you will delight in the sacrifices
of the righteous,
in burnt offerings offered whole;
then bulls will be offered on your altar.
Psalm 51 (TLB) / for meditation purposes
18 And Lord, don’t punish Israel for my sins—
help your people and protect Jerusalem.
19 And when my heart is right, then you will
rejoice in the good that I do
and in the bullock I bring to sacrifice
upon your altar.
Father, thank You for watching over my family, and those I love, while I was caught up in a sinful and destructive lifestyle. Please continue repairing the damage I caused in their hearts and lives.
And, like David, I want to show my gratitude by offering sacrifices You delight in:
I offer You, Lord, my whole life – all that concerns me. I place on Your altar those I love and everything about my life (including my hopes, dreams, motives and failures) to be used for Your purposes. And I will never stop offering You the sacrifice of praise, with a heart filled with thankfulness, for all You have done (and continue to do) for me. Amen.
What about you?
- Before this day is over, will you consider going to your heavenly Father with your personal prayer?
- What was your favorite verse from Psalm 51 and why?
- What have you learned about God or yourself while memorizing this Psalm?
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