Psalm for Prayer - May 27, 2019

Psalm 97 (ESV)

1 The Lordreigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad! 

2 Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 

3 Fire goes before him and burns up his adversaries all around. 

4 His lightnings light up the world; the earth sees and trembles. 

5 The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth. 

6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory. 

7 All worshipers of images are put to shame, who make their boast in worthless idols; worship him, all you gods! 

8 Zion hears and is glad, and the daughters of Judah rejoice, because of your judgments, O Lord. 

9 For you, O Lord, are most high over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods. 

10 O you who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked. 

11 Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart. 

12 Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!