Thanks for joining us on our 40-day journey of prayer. We’re asking you to get your journals out and do 3 things:
- Read the Psalm of the day. Enjoy the 2-minute devo.
- Journal a few thoughts. Put into words what the Holy Spirit is speaking to you.
- Spend time in prayer. Respond to what God is speaking to you through his Spirit and his word.
“Everything that a person can possibly feel, experience, and say is brought into expression before God in the Psalms.” Eugene Peterson
Today’s reading: Psalm 39:1-7
I said to myself, “I will watch what I do
and not sin in what I say.
I will hold my tongue
when the ungodly are around me.”
2 But as I stood there in silence—
not even speaking of good things—
the turmoil within me grew worse.
3 The more I thought about it,
the hotter I got,
igniting a fire of words:
4 “Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be.
Remind me that my days are numbered—
how fleeting my life is.
5 You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand.
My entire lifetime is just a moment to you;
at best, each of us is but a breath.” Interlude
6 We are merely moving shadows,
and all our busy rushing ends in nothing.
We heap up wealth,
not knowing who will spend it.
7 And so, Lord, where do I put my hope?
My only hope is in you.