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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Meditation on Psalm 130:6-8

Prayer for April 14, 2013. Psalm 130:6-8

O precious Father, we exalt Your Name this morning for You are gracious and kind to all, and do not
forget Your promises to us. You have created the heavens and the earth out of nothing and sustain
them with Your powerful Word, for Your Word cannot change, they endure for as long as Your
Word has appointed for them

So are the times of Your appointment for us, precious Father, that from Your love and grace are
designed for our good and purification.

We have days of light and nights of darkness. We rejoice in the light and joy in faith and love and
righteousness and hope. How good are the days of our faith. But You have also appointed nights for
us, and sometimes our faith is shaken and we are kept only by Your power and goodness. We cry out
to You in the darkness and sometimes we wonder if we are heard, but Your Holy Spirit works faith
and hope in us, hope that shines even in the darkness and brings us encouragement.

And so, in hope we wait for Thee, O precious Father. Sometimes the nights are long indeed, but we
wait for Thee because You have given us hope. We wait as the watchman waits through the long
night for the dawning of the day.

It is Your Word that gives us hope, for the Scriptures tell us that You are merciful and kind and
gracious to Your children, and will not forsake us. There is full redemption in You, O Father, because
of Jesus Christ our Lord.Our problem is our sins and iniquities, O Lord, and we confess that these are
the causes of our darkness.

And this is our hope and trust, that You will bring to us by that same Scripture the calm assurance
that our sins are fully forgiven and put away by the blood of Christ, our redeemer. We can put them
away by Your grace and begin to make progress in our Christian walk and life.

We have faith now in the often darkness of this present life, but the light of hope shines before us
because of Your mercy, and we know that our redemption draws nigh, because of Your promises.

In the Name of Our Precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that
watch for the morning.

7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous

8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
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