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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

April 8, 2014: Morning Prayer and Meditation on Psalm 092:04-8

4  For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works
of thy hands.
5  O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.
6  A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.
7   When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do
flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:
8  But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore.” (Ps 92:4-8)
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Our Precious Father in Heaven,  We know that men are like brutes, little better than
animals if they lack understanding in one important thing.  You are most high forever.  

Your works are very great, and your thoughts are very deep.  Fools do not understand
this, for they are locked into the folly of their own minds and are as the beasts of the
field that are slaughtered for food for others.

Because the godly have seen and understand that Your thoughts are very deep and your
works are very great, they are glad in their hearts, because they know that all of your
works are done in power and wisdom for the benefit of your people.

How great are your thoughts, precious Father!  You allow the wicked to spring up and
flourish as the grass because you have a purpose for them.  Because Your thoughts are
so deep, we cannot understand that purpose, but we know that when that good and
wise purpose is fulfilled they shall be destroyed forever and will no longer be
remembered.

We know that these things are good because through the everlasting covenant of
redemption you have purchased us from the kingdom of sin and darkness by the blood
of Jesus Christ, your Son.

Without the blood of Christ, we would be as  blind and brutish as any other and would
be able to see only the things of this world, seeking its pleasures, without God and
without hope.

We rejoice that you have taught us to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this
present world, and to seek our hope in the world to come.  Amen.

This is good, O precious Father, and we esteem it to be good, for you are most high for
evermore.  You have created all things and all things are yours.  We will rejoice and
glorify Your Name forever and ever.

O the depth of the riches both of Your wisdom and knowledge, O God! How
unsearchable are Your judgments, and Your ways past finding out! 

For who hath known Your mind, O Precious Father, or who hath been Your
counselor?  Who hath first given to You, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? 

For of You, and through You, and To You, are all things, and we will give You glory
for ever. Amen.
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