Psalm 22:26 “The poor will eat and be satisfied;”
[You, Lord, are the Provider of all the physical needs of the world. You remember the needy and weak, being “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows.” You “set the lonely in families and lead out the prisoners with singing…” (Psa 68:5).
And you also provide the spiritual bread that nourishes and satisfies in all your children. “Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty'” (John 6:35).]
“they who seek the LORD will praise him—“
[You are so worthy of praise, Father God, King of the universe, Lord of the nations, Creator and Sustainer of all. When you turn our hearts to seek your face, as we begin to see you as you are, what can we do but praise you in and for all, rejoicing in your being, boasting in our weakness, exalting in your faithfulness and forgiveness.]
“may your hearts live forever!”
[And this is the reality you have promised for your children. You are the Giver of eternal life, the Author of all eternity, the Defeater of death, the Giver of life: in you we will live forever. In you is our hope, our future, our meaning. Help us to keep our eyes on you, to keep you in the center of our lives. May we continually give honor to you, living in the family of God!]
Picture: part of the family of God, our pastor and his family