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Mark D. Roberts

Excerpt

For you, O LORD, are most high over all the earth;
you are exalted far above all gods.

Psalm 97:9

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Prayer
You are more worthy, more glorious, more beautiful, more valuable, more wonderful than all the other “gods” of my life, Lord.
You are more exalted than

security . . .
safety . . .
theological correctness . . .
good intentions . . .
being liked . . .
being right . . .
trying hard . . .
human comforts . . .
intellectual integrity . . .
cleverness . . .
family . . .
friends . . .
church . . .
country.

May You be truly lifted up in my life . . . in my words and deeds, in my thoughts and dreams, in all I am today and all I will be tomorrow.
Amen!

Postscript

One of the most beloved praise songs comes straight out of this psalm:
“I Exalt Thee”
by Pete Sanchez, Jr.
For Thou O Lord art high above all the earth
Thou art exalted far above all gods
For Thou O Lord art high above all the earth
Thou art exalted far above all gods
Chorus
I exalt Thee
I exalt Thee
I exalt Thee O Lord
I exalt Thee
I exalt Thee
I exalt Thee O Lord

© 1977 Pete Sanchez, Jr. (Admin. by Gabriel Music, Inc. PO Box 840999, Houston, TX. 77284-0999

Evening sky in Bishop, California

Pray the Psalms is one of my two devotional websites. The other is Pray the Gospels. Both sites include a daily Bible reading from either the Psalms or the Gospels, along with a prayer and some additional thoughts or questions for reflection.
For a similar devotional approach based on the Scriptures, check out Emails to God: Daily Devotions by a Lay Christian.

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