Day 29 – Psalm 117
1 Praise the Lord, all nations!
Extol Him, all peoples!
2 For great is His steadfast love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord!
Prayer of Reflection:
“Dear Most Gracious Heavenly Father,
As I sit here meditating on this short Psalm on this beautiful November day, I am reminded that sometimes we do not need a lot of words to praise You for who You are. Sometimes our praise can come from just sitting, being still, and looking at all You have created, including my own life, and realizing with thankfulness how great Your love is toward all mankind. A love based in Your complete faithfulness toward all You have spoken into existence. An incomprehensible love we are so undeserving of, but yet, a love You freely give to all of us no matter what we have done or will do. Wow! What an amazing truth and steadfast promise! So, yes, I will praise You most gracious and merciful LORD for this enduring love You have given me for all eternity.
“I thank you for loving an undeserving sinner like me and for reminding me that nothing will be able to separate me from Your enduring, faithful love through Christ Jesus. Thank you that the truth of the Psalmist’s words written thousands of years ago in this beautiful, little hallelujah hymn is still the same truth today and will be for all eternity. My life has been forever changed because of this great love and Your faithfulness!
“Now may my heart always find peace, comfort, and rest in this undeniable truth and in Your loving arms every day, and may I go forth with an attitude of praise in my own life for all to see Your great love reflected through me for Your glory! I love you! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
by Cindy Conant