Lord, I have been crying out to You this morning that my life displays a paucity of spontaneous praise and thanksgiving. And You respond with this perfect jewel, a treasure of praise, and an example of Spirit driven thanksgiving. I asked for the agency of the Holy Spirit; You have responded with Your word to meditate upon and to make my own today.
Therefore, my meditation has to begin with an acknowledgment of Your goodness. You have heard my cry and met my need when I confessed that I am not capable of filling my heart with praise but need the in-working of the Holy Spirit to transform and lead me. I am filled with an overwhelming awareness of Your love and goodness. Thank You, my Lord and Master.
Help me, Lord, to take this Psalm into my heart, to fully absorb it into my being as a foundation of praise to You.
Voices Together, an annual devotional is available at Waxed Tablet Publications, the publishing arm of the Fellowship of Ailbe