Praise you for what you will do today, Lord, bringing what is good, protecting from what is evil. I thank you now for your guidance and grace which you have prepared, for your wisdom which you have given for me to use, for your love shown in your thinking through my day and making all the arrangements.
Praise you for the opportunities you have prepared for me to give you glory and honor in faith, praising you in and for all things, whether I like them or not. You are good and gracious, kind and loving. I praise you for your purity and wisdom.
Psa 25:4 “Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths;” [Praise be to you, Lord Jehovah, the holy One who loves to reveal your ways to us. I give you glory and honor, praise and exaltation for what you have shown through your Word, what you will show through your Spirit. ]
Psa 25:5 “guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior,” [Praise you for your consistent desire to keep us in your way, showing us your truth through your Word, giving us the needed input so we can obey you. You do this lovingly, whole-heartedly, consistently, for I belong to you.
You are Elohim, the powerful and faithful One who has provided salvation through your powerful and personal suffering. Having paid the highest price possible, you will certainly follow through in the small acts of applying that salvation to me every day. You are worthy of worship! You are worthy of obedience!]
“and my hope is in you all day long.” [In what else, in whom else can I hope? There is no one else powerful enough, big enough, loving enough, wise enough to hope in. And there is no one else who is faithful, gracious, good and great like you, you who cares for your sheep, protects your lambs, leads your flock.
You are the God of hope who desires to fill us with all joy and peace, if we will only trust in you. Then our lives will overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Rom. 15:13)
I praise you, Lord Jesus, for what you will do in this day, in the large situations before me as well as the small details. I praise you that you will do this in your goodness and grace, in your wisdom and love. I praise you for the need to wait, for the opportunity to trust, for the chance to give the sacrifice of thanksgiving, for the privilege of giving you honor by responding in faith rather than in nature.
You are worthy, O Lord, of our trust, our worship, our obedience, our praise. May you be exalted in my life today, O Lord God, King of glory, Lord of all.