Today's reading: Psalm 89:1-4
In the first four verses of Psalm 89, the psalmist is praising and glorifying God. But what we discover when we read through the remainder of this psalm is that the psalmist's circumstances aren't good, and his aim in the psalm is actually to ask God for help--to take action--in a distressing situation. So often when we find ourselves in distress, our prayers consist primarily of our pleas to God to help us and fix our situation with little, or even no, praising, thanking or recognition of God for who He is. So these opening verses serve as a good reminder and example of our need to glorify God in and through every circumstance.
How does starting out your prayers with thanksgiving and praise impact your attitude, thinking and ultimately the requests you put before God? Tami
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