“It is good to praise the LORD…O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night….” Psalm 92:1,2
It is right and important to declare Your steadfast love in the morning, O Lord Jesus. You are faithful, You are good, and have shown Your faithfulness and love in enduring the ultimate suffering to provide permanent pardon for all who believe. Therefore we can declare Your love before You do anything today.
Your character makes us sure that You will love us through the day, that You have gone before us to prepare good works, to protect, to allow what may be painful but profitable for us. We can praise You without knowing what’s coming, for You are goodness itself. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”
It is also right to declare Your faithfulness in the evening. As we look back on the day, we can see how You prepared, guided, protected, carried us through, worked things out, gave us strength and wisdom and insight. We can see how You answered prayer. We can now see how “goodness and mercy follows us all the days of my life.” (Ps 23:6)
We can also praise You for things that didn’t work out, that were disappointing or difficult or dangerous. Those, too, show Your wise and loving faithfulness in bringing what we need for growth, for offering the sacrifice of thanksgiving, for being weak so Your power can be perfect. We praise You, we exalt You, we give You honor. We bow before You in worship, we rise up to obey You today.