Praise the Lord!
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
Great are the works of the Lord,
studied by all who delight in them.
Full of honor and majesty is his work,
and his righteousness endures forever.
He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds;
the Lord is gracious and merciful.
He provides food for those who fear him;
he is ever mindful of his covenant.
He has shown his people the power of his works,
in giving them the heritage of the nations.
The works of his hands are faithful and just;
all his precepts are trustworthy.
They are established forever and ever,
to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
He sent redemption to his people;
he has commanded his covenant forever.
Holy and awesome is his name.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
all those who practice it have a good understanding.
His praise endures forever
1. Try to name a hymn or song that is based on or uses similar words as the daily psalm. If you need assistance, do an internet search to find a familiar hymn or a new worship song.
2. How can you use music to enhance time spent in your devotion? You can play a special piece of music as you read, or read the psalm and then listen to music as your reflection.
3. Not long ago psalms were the only music sung in certain churches, but today we more often hear the psalms spoken. Try to add a tune to the day’s psalm so it becomes a song. It does not have to perfect or beautiful. Does singing the psalm change its meaning for you?