Psalm for Prayer - August 17

Psalm 84

 [1] How lovely is your dwelling place,
  O LORD of hosts!
[2] My soul longs, yes, faints
  for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and flesh sing for joy
  to the living God.

 [3] Even the sparrow finds a home,
  and the swallow a nest for herself,
  where she may lay her young,
at your altars, O LORD of hosts,
  my King and my God.
[4] Blessed are those who dwell in your house,
  ever singing your praise! Selah

 [5] Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
  in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
[6] As they go through the Valley of Baca
  they make it a place of springs;
  the early rain also covers it with pools.
[7] They go from strength to strength;
  each one appears before God in Zion.

 [8] O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer;
  give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah
[9] Behold our shield, O God;
  look on the face of your anointed!

 [10] For a day in your courts is better
  than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
  than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
[11] For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
  the LORD bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does he withhold
  from those who walk uprightly.
[12] O LORD of hosts,
  blessed is the one who trusts in you!

(Psalm 84 ESV)