Psalm for Prayer - August 1, 2016

Psalm 50:1–8, 22-23 (ESV)

1The Mighty One, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.

2Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.

3Our God comes; he does not keep silence; before him is a devouring fire, around him a mighty tempest.

4He calls to the heavens above and to the earth, that he may judge his people:

5“Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!”

6The heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge! Selah

7“Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, I will testify against you. I am God, your God.

8Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you; your burnt offerings are continually before me.

22“Mark this, then, you who forget God, lest I tear you apart, and there be none to deliver!

23The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!”