God is exalted above the heavens

Psalm 57

1 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast. 2 I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me. 3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth. 4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. 5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth. 6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah. 7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise. 8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. 9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations. 10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds. 11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.

DAILY PRAYER

Heavenly Father, open our eyes that we may see the spiritual world that surrounds us. We are indeed surrounded by wickedness and our world has turned away from you. Our flesh is easily enticed and easily overtaken in sin. Satan and the world desires to see us fall down and be disgraced. We need your help! We need your mercies! We pray that you would give us boldness to live as Christians. We pray that you would uphold us and keep us from public sin and disgrace. We wait upon you! We magnify your Holy name! Help us quickly before we fall.

 

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Space imagery used for this article is from the public domain as provided by NASA.

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