The author of Psalm 119:164 proclaims, “Seven times a day I praise you for your fair laws.” Psalm 119 is the longest psalm, and as I dug into it recently, the verses beginning with the acknowledgment of “Lord” stood out to me. There are many verses which don’t begin with “Lord” but are still directed toward God, but these specifically acknowledge God’s presence, and each continues with a proclamation of God’s promises and truth. I know there are more than seven, but take time to read them aloud. Notice themes. Recognize truths proclaimed. Let them soak into you. Claim them throughout your day.
Lord, you gave your orders to be obeyed completely. (Psalm 119:4)
Lord, you should be praised. Teach me your demands. (Psalm 119:12)
Lord, teach me your demands, and I will keep them until the end. (Psalm 119:33)
Lord, show me your love, and save me as you have promised. (Psalm 119:41)
Lord, I remember you at night, and I will obey your teachings. (Psalm 119:55)
Lord, you are my share in life; I have promised to obey your words. (Psalm 119:57)
Lord, your love fills the earth. Teach me your demands. (Psalm 119:64)
Lord, I know that your laws are right and that it was right for you to punish me. (Psalm 1119:75)
Lord, your word is everlasting; it continues forever in heaven. (Psalm 119:89)
Lord, accept my willing praise and teach me your laws. (Psalm 119:108)
Lord, it is time for you to do something, because people have disobeyed your teachings. (Psalm 119:126)
Lord, you do what is right, and your laws are fair. (Psalm 119:137)
Lord, I call to you with all my heart. Answer me, and I will keep your demands. (Psalm 119:145)
Lord, you are very kind; give me life by your laws. (Psalm 119:156)
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