The scripture for today is Psalms 80: 17 -19.
Preserve and protect the people you have chosen, the nation you made so strong.
We will never turn away from you again; keep us alive, and we will praise you,
Bring us back, Lord God Almighty. Show us your mercy, and we will be saved.
This Psalm is a plea to God for restoration for the country of Israel after they were divided into two kingdoms and scattered from their homes. They were asking for God’s mercy, to make His face shine on them again. They realized they weren’t living as God’s chosen people. They knew they needed to turn back to Him and seek His guidance.
Often we fail to depend on God in times of trouble, He is our last resort when all else fails. God is always waiting for His people to return to Him and ask for His help. When we do, we can be sure that He will show us mercy and never turn His back on us.
Gracious Father, We thank you for all the times you have shown mercy to your people. Bring us together and keep us always trusting in you. In Jesus’s name. Amen
Jeanne Palumbo firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Concern: People that need to turn back to God and trust in Him.