|May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.|
Thoughts on today’s verse
God does so much for us. He is the strength and promise that undergirds our lives. He is the one who has saved us from sin and death. Our worship comes from our gratitude for what he has done and recognition of who he is. But worship can never be compartmentalized and fit into church places or quiet times. Worship involves every aspect of life. That is why it is so important for us to tune the words of our mouths and the motives of our hearts to God’s will and work. Then private worship, whether alone in quiet or in a group of Christians, becomes the tuning time for our hearts and lives so that our public worship, our lives lived out in the world, will play the song of God to a world who has not yet really heard it.
O Holy and Almighty God, I want this day to be a day of worship and honor to you. May m! y life praise you: not just in thought, not just in words, but also in action. Through Jesus I pray. Amen.’