day 24 – put a psalm in my heart

Thanksgiving and praise, gratitude in song, is what we’re all about as we sit down with these three psalms today, Psalm 65-67. Imagine yourself as a worship leader as you read these psalms (especially the latter two) and see yourself worshiping God and calling others to join in.

Morning. Psalm 65. The focus is on the creation as a whole. If you’re a lover of sunsets and sunsets especially, I encourage you to think on vs. 8: “The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.”

Mid-day. Psalm 66. The creation and experience of the people of Israel is this psalm’s focal point and what a story it is, no? Meditate on vs. 12: “You let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.”

Tonight. Psalm 67. Hear the Shema (Num. 6.24-26) resound through it all. Fittingly, we can hear an echo of vs. 2 near the end of the book of Acts (cf. Acts 28.28) Consider and pray vs. 3: “May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you.”