Psalm 34:1-4 KJV
I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. [2] My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. [3] O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. [4] I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Today’s Prayer

Father God I come before You this day first to give You thanks for who You are, the Author and Finisher of our lives! I thank You for being the great Story Teller of this book called life! We’ve had some amazing chapters with ups and downs, pain, struggles, heartaches and some chapters ending with doubt–but oh Lord, we’ve had others filled with triumph, joy, peace, and circumstances lived that left us in awe!

You have been there from chapter one and will still be with us on the final page of the last chapter of our wonderful book of life! You’ve already written it, may we be so in tune with You that we live out the very words written and spoken concerning us! May we not be dismayed or disheartened oh God, but trust You more! In wanting and getting more of You, there has to be an element of trust and growth! Lord if we stop and look at the table of content in our lives, humility and gratefulness becomes us as we reflect upon our walk with You! And I thank You Lord!

I thank You that our lives are a living testimony to others of Your greatness! That when our book/lives/testimonies are shared with others, they can see You oh God! Yes, may they see You! This day we put aside the whiteout–and attempting to blot out things we thought were incorrect for You use ALL things for the good! We put down the pens for we cannot change what’s written in Your ink! We stop trying to use track change–my God, to alter, add or delete from what WE think it should look like! May Your perfect will be done! Change that which You feel need to be changed within us to make us upright and blameless! Bring to pass that which You’ve planned for our lives–that’s Your word! Remove the people, places and things that’s a hindrance to our growth! Touch hearts to forgive! Restore and reconcile us to You oh God in an extraordinary way that we know it’s You and You alone! Yes, on this here day!

And on our Acknowledgement page in this great book called life, we give thanks and honor to You, our Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit for without YOU, we just would not be! In Jesus’ name we pray and believe this to be! And it is so! Amen! Amen! Glory hallelujah! And amen!

Notes on Prayer

Prayer is the appointed means for obtaining what we need. Pray; pray often; make a business of prayer, and be serious and earnest in it. Ask, as a beggar asks alms. Ask, as a traveller asks the way. Seek, as for a thing of value that we have lost; or as the merchantman that seeks goodly pearls. Knock, as he that desires to enter into the house knocks at the door. Sin has shut and barred the door against us; by prayer we knock. Whatever you pray for, according to the promise, shall be given you, if God see it fit for you, and what would you have more? This is made to apply to all that pray aright; every one that asketh receiveth, whether Jew or Gentile, young or old, rich or poor, high or low, master or servant, learned or unlearned, all are alike welcome to the throne of grace, if they come in faith. It is explained by a comparison taken from earthly parents, and their readiness to give their children what they ask. Parents are often foolishly fond, but God is all-wise; he knows what we need, what we desire, and what is fit for us. Let us never suppose our heavenly Father would bid us pray, and then refuse to hear, or give us what would be hurtful.

From Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary