O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Psalm 136:1 (KJV)
Today’s prayer is a “call and response”. The writer of Psalm 136 took the time to recall the mercies of Yahweh and made it a song that could go on perpetually. He captured three key elements, Yahweh’s character and creation (vv. 1-9), Yahweh’s mighty works and miracles in the past (v. 10-22) in a vivid narrative of the children of Israel – rescued from bondage in Egypt, miraculously carried through a desert and firmly planted in the land of promise. Then he speaks of I AM, giving testimony of the protector and provider and finally a word of thanks for the everlasting, lovingkindness of our Father, who was and is merciful.
Are you ready write, speak or sing your own psalm? To tell of the everlasting love of your Father in vivid details and create a chorus about His everlasting love and mercy? Here’s how it works:
- Start by acknowledging Father Yahweh for Who HE IS, (who He has been and always will be);
- After each line insert your chorus, for example, you can say “for his love/mercy endures forever”;
- Continue by recalling the mighty works and miraculous things that he has done in the past, it can be miracles you have witnessed and heard of (even from the Bible);
- Then name the wonders and works that he has done for you, for your family, for your church or community etc. (each time repeating the line on His everlasting love);
- End by giving thanks – for His love/mercy endures forever!
This could be an all day affair, but let your psalm flow with every breath. Do not leave out any detail, adding lines as you go through the day. Recall the goodness of Yahweh and let Him know that you are grateful for His unfailing love.
Read: Psalm 136
Write: Create a shorter version of your all-day psalm and keep it for days when you need a reminder of the goodness of Yahweh
Pray: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication