30th August 2023

No doubt like me you have a favourite Psalm. Well, maybe there are a number that you’re drawn to. One that I am often drawn to is Psalm 91, which is a psalm of praise and thanksgiving. I suggest that you might like to read it through slowly in your Bible first before you then pray the prayer below based on it, written by Joan Stott.

Prayer of Praise and Thankfulness

Glory and honour and offered to you,
O Lord Most High, Almighty King of creation.

In you, O Lord my God, do we trust!
You have been our refuge, our shelter from the storms of life,
and we rest securely in you,
for you are our dwelling place.

You protect us from the evils of the day and night.
You guard and guide our footsteps,
and even when we trip and fall—you are there,
to hold us fast in your strong hands of love.

We rest in you, O Lord our God;
we trust in your holy Name;
we cling to your side,
trusting in your saving and redeeming power.

Whenever we call, you are always there for us.
You give us a deep sense of satisfaction,
because we know our lives are in your hands. Amen.

© 2010 Joan Stott – “The Timeless Psalms”

Sam King