Join us in today’s devotion and prayer-
Read the Psalm in your favorite version or in the following KJV and then join us in praying below:
71 In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.
4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
5 For thou art my hope, O Lord God: thou art my trust from my youth.
6 By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother’s bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.
7 I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.
8 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day.
9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,
11 Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.
12 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.
13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonor that seek my hurt.
14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.
15 My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.
16 I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
17 O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.
18 Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.
19 Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!
20 Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
21 Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.
22 I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
24 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt. (KJV)
You have been there for us from the very start. We have leaned on you from before our birth; you are he who called us from our mother’s womb. We continually praise your name and the name of your Son Jesus.
You have been there with us through many trials, troubles and calamities, you were faithful through them all and revived us again and again. You are our hope in this life and our salvation in the next.
Our lips will shout for joy and sing praises to you; our soul also rejoices for you have redeemed us forever. Our voices will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation while there is yet day. With your mighty power we will take the good news of your coming Kingdom to every nation; we will sing of your praises and the salvation of your Son Jesus in every tongue.
The enemy comes against us and his minions try to bring us down. His followers make fun of us and discount your words and deeds of past generations. Put them to shame and demonstrate your power in this generation to an unbelieving people. Let them be surprised and let the nation be revived.
Strengthen us for the task even now though some of our heads are grey and we are called old and dismissed as those who history has past by. Some who think they are smart call your Word- ‘irrelevant teachings of a bygone era;’ and your mighty deeds- ‘nothing but myths and superstitions from the past.’ Prove them wrong, bring forth healings and miracles today that cannot be dismissed or denied.
Through signs and wonders confound the evil one and help us bring the good news to a new generation that has not heard nor seen your mighty works. Let your word be demonstrated in power and let the church rise up from the dust and become an ensign of your Kingdom that people will gather to from every nation and let your praises be sung in every language.
In Jesus name, Amen.