Scripture and Prayer
Lord, you were favorable to your land;
you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
2 You forgave the iniquity of your people;
you covered all their sin. Selah
3 You withdrew all your wrath;
you turned from your hot anger.
4 Restore us again, O God of our salvation,
and put away your indignation toward us!
5 Will you be angry with us forever?
Will you prolong your anger to all generations?
6 Will you not revive us again,
that your people may rejoice in you?
7 Show us your steadfast love, O Lord,
and grant us your salvation.
8 Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints;
but let them not turn back to folly.
9 Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him,
that glory may dwell in our land.
10 Steadfast love and faithfulness meet;
righteousness and peace kiss each other.
11 Faithfulness springs up from the ground,
and righteousness looks down from the sky.
12 Yes, the Lord will give what is good,
and our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness will go before him
and make his footsteps a way.
Meditation and action.
I like to practice the art of adoration, confession and assurance. We do it in our services and we can practise it in our private prayer time. There is adoration in in verses 1-3, a sense of confess, more like a crying out for relief in verses 4-7 and then assurance in vs 8-13.
The best meditation will take away from these words, “Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other.”
Maybe there is something more to write but today, “Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other.”
Grant us Salvation. Show us your steadfast love. “Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other.”