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Praying Through: Psalm 99 Awe

The Psalms Psalm 99 (CSB) 1 The LORD reigns! Let the peoples tremble. He is enthroned between the cherubim. Let the earth quake. 2 The LORD is great in Zion; he is exalted above all the peoples. 3 Let them praise your great and awe-inspiring name. He is holy. 4 The mighty King loves justice. You have established fairness; you have administered justice and righteousness in Jacob....

January 28, 2023 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 98 Wonder

The Psalms Psalm 98 (CSB) A psalm. 1 Sing a new song to the LORD, for he has performed wonders; his right hand and holy arm have won him victory. 2 The LORD has made his victory known; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. 3 He has remembered his love and faithfulness to the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen our God’s victory....

January 21, 2023 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 97 Righteousness

The Psalms Psalm 97 (CSB) 1 The LORD reigns! Let the earth rejoice; let the many coasts and islands be glad. 2 Clouds and total darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 3 Fire goes before him and burns up his foes on every side. 4 His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles....

January 14, 2023 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 96 Song

The Psalms Psalm 96 (CSB) 1 Sing a new song to the LORD; let the whole earth sing to the LORD. 2 Sing to the LORD, bless his name; proclaim his salvation from day to day. 3 Declare his glory among the nations, his wondrous works among all peoples. 4 For the LORD is great and is highly praised; he is feared above all gods....

January 7, 2023 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 95 Thanksgiving

The Psalms Psalm 95 (CSB) 1 Come, let’s shout joyfully to the LORD, shout triumphantly to the rock of our salvation! 2 Let’s enter his presence with thanksgiving; let’s shout triumphantly to him in song. 3 For the LORD is a great God, a great King above all gods. 4 The depths of the earth are in his hand, and the mountain peaks are his....

December 31, 2022 · 4 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 94 Vengeance

The Psalms Psalm 94 (CSB) 1 LORD, God of vengeance— God of vengeance, shine! 2 Rise up, Judge of the earth; repay the proud what they deserve. 3 LORD, how long will the wicked— how long will the wicked celebrate? 4 They pour out arrogant words; all the evildoers boast. 5 LORD, they crush your people; they oppress your heritage....

December 24, 2022 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 93 Majesty

The Psalms Psalm 93 (CSB) 1 The LORD reigns! He is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed, enveloped in strength. The world is firmly established; it cannot be shaken. 2 Your throne has been established from the beginning; you are from eternity. 3 The floods have lifted up, LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their pounding waves....

December 17, 2022 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 92 Faithfulness

The Psalms Psalm 92 (CSB) A psalm. A song for the Sabbath day. 1 It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praise to your name, Most High, 2 to declare your faithful love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, 3 with a ten-stringed harp and the music of a lyre. 4 For you have made me rejoice, LORD, by what you have done; I will shout for joy because of the works of your hands....

December 10, 2022 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 91 Almighty

The Psalms Psalm 91 (CSB) 1 The one who lives under the protection of the Most High dwells in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say concerning the LORD, who is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust: 3 He himself will rescue you from the bird trap, from the destructive plague. 4 He will cover you with his feathers; you will take refuge under his wings....

December 3, 2022 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 90 Eternity

The Psalms Psalm 90 (CSB) A prayer of Moses, the man of God. 1 Lord, you have been our refuge in every generation. 2 Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity, you are God. 3 You return mankind to the dust, saying, “Return, descendants of Adam.” 4 For in your sight a thousand years are like yesterday that passes by, like a few hours of the night....

November 26, 2022 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 89 Security

The Psalms Psalm 89 (CSB) A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. 1 I will sing about the LORD’s faithful love forever; I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations with my mouth. 2 For I will declare, “Faithful love is built up forever; you establish your faithfulness in the heavens.” 3 The LORD said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one; I have sworn an oath to David my servant:...

November 19, 2022 · 6 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 88 Salvation

The Psalms Psalm 88 (CSB) A song. A psalm of the sons of Korah. For the choir director: according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. 1 LORD, God of my salvation, I cry out before you day and night. 2 May my prayer reach your presence; listen to my cry. 3 For I have had enough troubles, and my life is near Sheol....

November 12, 2022 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 87 Dwelling

The Psalms Psalm 87 (CSB) A psalm of the sons of Korah. A song. 1 The city he founded is on the holy mountains. 2 The LORD loves Zion’s city gates more than all the dwellings of Jacob. 3 Glorious things are said about you, city of God. Selah 4 “I will make a record of those who know me: Rahab, Babylon, Philistia, Tyre, and Cush— each one was born there....

November 5, 2022 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 86 Protector

The Psalms Psalm 86 (CSB) A prayer of David. 1 Listen, LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. 2 Protect my life, for I am faithful. You are my God; save your servant who trusts in you. 3 Be gracious to me, Lord, for I call to you all day long. 4 Bring joy to your servant’s life, because I appeal to you, Lord....

October 29, 2022 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 85 Grace

The Psalms Psalm 85 (CSB) For the choir director. A psalm of the sons of Korah. 1 LORD, you showed favor to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. 2 You forgave your people’s guilt; you covered all their sin. Selah 3 You withdrew all your fury; you turned from your burning anger. 4 Return to us, God of our salvation, and abandon your displeasure with us....

October 22, 2022 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 84 Home

The Psalms Psalm 84 (CSB) For the choir director: on the Gittith. A psalm of the sons of Korah. 1 How lovely is your dwelling place, LORD of Armies. 2 I long and yearn for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh cry out for the living God. 3 Even a sparrow finds a home, and a swallow, a nest for herself where she places her young— near your altars, LORD of Armies, my King and my God....

October 15, 2022 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 83 Conqueror

The Psalms Psalm 83 (CSB) A song. A psalm of Asaph. 1 God, do not keep silent. Do not be deaf, God; do not be quiet. 2 See how your enemies make an uproar; those who hate you have acted arrogantly. 3 They devise clever schemes against your people; they conspire against your treasured ones. 4 They say, “Come, lets wipe them out as a nation so that Israel’s name will no longer be remembered....

October 8, 2022 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 82 Divine

The Psalms Psalm 82 (CSB) A psalm of Asaph. 1 God stands in the divine assembly; he pronounces judgment among the gods: 2 “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah 3 Provide justice for the needy and the fatherless; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute. 4 Rescue the poor and needy; save them from the power of the wicked....

October 1, 2022 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 81 God

The Psalms Psalm 81 (CSB) 1 Sing for joy to God our strength; shout in triumph to the God of Jacob. 2 Lift up a song—play the tambourine, the melodious lyre, and the harp. 3 Blow the ram’s horn on the day of our feasts during the new moon and during the full moon. 4 For this is a statute for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob....

September 24, 2022 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 80 Restorer

The Psalms Psalm 80 (CSB) For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.” A testimony of Asaph. A psalm. 1 Listen, Shepherd of Israel, who leads Joseph like a flock; you who sit enthroned between the cherubim, shine 2 on Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh. Rally your power and come to save us. 3 Restore us, God; make your face shine on us, so that we may be saved....

June 19, 2022 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 79 Faith

The Psalms The Prayer Faith You are the Almighty God who rules and reigns over all the earth who demands perfection and holiness and righteousness in order to dwell with you. But you demand something that is not in us that we cannot make because we are so far from and we have turned from you we have rejected your grace and ignored your mercies because we thought we knew our own way....

June 22, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 78 Remembrance

The Psalms The Prayer Remembrance Everything you have done in my life and the life of your people Help me to remember you when I am weak and when I would perish you are the champion of the perishable. You have come to save me and when I wander and lost again you will save me yet again. Write your precious Scripture upon my heart so I might not sin against you you are my Rock and my Redeemer forever....

June 15, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 77 Confidence

The Psalms The Prayer Confidence Your promises are sure. You cannot reject me you cannot withhold your grace from me you cannot reject me nor forsake me you cannot stop loving me. Because you have promised my acceptance your grace your calling your affections and your love. How do I know? Because I have your Son, Jesus Christ I always belong to my Beloved and He is mine forever. Let me praise your holy name let me worship you with everything in me let me bless your wonderful name....

June 8, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 76 Righteous

The Psalms The Prayer Righteous When I joined the rest of the world to make war with you I sit tight under your mighty wraith with every beat of my heart because my heart knew nothing else but wickedness and deceit towards you. What I could never foreknew is that before the mountains were formed and time and space were spoken into existence from everlasting to everlasting you have sat your affections on me and you bended time and circumstances and you broke into our broken world by the way of your Son so that he would live and die for me so that my sins--all of my wicked sins would be buried in that tomb and I would be resurrected not just in life but true life forevermore....

June 1, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 75 Judge

The Psalms The Prayer My Judge I lived my life as the absolute chief of sinners fulfilling my heart's desires for all the lustful and rage-filled wickedness blaspheming your holy name attempting to weaken and mock those who worship you and violently opposing your holy name. But you, my Christ, rule and reign as the absolute chief of grace and gives the most mercy in your steadfast kindness to sinners just like me....

May 25, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 74 Redeemer

The Psalms The Prayer My Redeemer What terrible tragedies have plagued my life for all of my life? Why must I take the brunt of everyone's sins? They have tortured me they have bruised me they have wounded me they have sought to kill me. But, you, my God have sustain my life thus far I am now on the other side of tragic events I am now on the other side of circumstances I am now on the other side of pain and I have seen clearly where you have been with me and where you are for me....

May 18, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 73 Heart

The Psalms The Prayer My Heart I have spent most of my life chasing after the world wanting what the world is offering and falling for the temptations of Satan every single time. I yearn after my own lusts and my desires because surely this will make me secure surely this will keep me safe surely that this will protect my heart from all harm. But it didn't and my world fell apart and I had nothing and I was nothing....

May 11, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 72 King

The Psalms The Prayer King I sit and wait for your command you are my King. I will pray for your love you are my Lord. I will obey in your grace you are my Savior I will run the race in your strength you are my Life. I will fly in your freedom you are my Redeemer. I will worship in your love you are God. Amen. ...

May 4, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 71 Refuge

The Psalms The Prayer Refuge Calm Quiet Peace Holy Righteous Just Fixed Unbroken Redeemed Whole New Loved Saved Kept Adopted Glory You. ...

April 27, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 70 Rescuer

The Psalms The Prayer Rescuer How many times do I fall back into the depths of the ocean to drown in my own sin to return back to my vomit to die another death to run away from you? How many times do you love me do you care for me do you keep me do you find me do you rescue me How many stars are there? How many grains of sand?...

April 20, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 69 Savior

The Psalms The Prayer Savior I sit in the darkness once again I have been here before this a quiet and cold place where I can smell the sin waiting for me to sleep. All of the pain all of the loss all of the sin that I have ever experienced has brought me back to this place and it is cold and dark where I can almost make out the evil waiting for me to lay down My sickness my sin my disease my brokenness are now my companions And every time I come back here I would be devoured and eating to the near last bite and you would come and get me and keep my soul....

April 13, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 68

The Psalms The Prayer Worthy is Your Power I have seen texts empty promises words feelings good intentions exchanges hopes doubts knowledge wisdom charity love that could try to fix me. I was beyond repair nothing on this earth would make me whole would seal my heart would fulfill eternity inside right my mind open my eyes unmute my tongue unplug my ears clear my mind give a beat to my heart give me life....

April 6, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 67

The Psalms The Prayer Worthy is Your Grace I will never stop writing words sing songs mulling thoughts sleeping in my dreams reading books dwelling in your word filled with your Spirit to try do my best to express the grace that you have drowned me in lavished upon my life that is more than all the riches in the world more than the deepest minds the greatest wisdom all the love all of everything....

March 30, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 66

The Psalms The Prayer Worthy Are You to Be Praised Who alone who saves the helpless and the weak the far and the lost the powerless and the downtrodden the slave and the oppressed the wicked and the sinful the blind and the deaf the mute and the dumb But who Lord when I was oppose to your will when my every breath commit treason against your holiness when my every thought was dipped in wickedness and sin when my every heartbeat longed to be my own god But who Lord saw me in my wickedness in my deceit in my folly in my stupidness in my ignorance in my sin and had the deepest affection for me....

March 23, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 65

The Psalms The Prayer Worthy is the Lamb There is none like you the Savior of my soul the Love of my heart the Giver of my salvation the Redeemer of my existence the Absorber of my just wrath the Remover of my sins the Adopter of this child the Mercy of my every morning the Grace upon your grace the Love that steadfastly me so. I love you Lord and I will forever praise your holy name....

March 16, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 64

The Psalms The Prayer You Are My Goodness The worst has absolutely befallen me I have already tasted death I have already lost everything two times over I have nothing But you appeared and rescued me one million and one times over and you will forever do it again because you have set your love upon me and you will never let me go and you will keep me in your bosom all of my days....

March 11, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 63

The Psalms The Prayer You Are My God My enemies feebly failed to destroy me They attacked me from all sides They have punctured my heart with all of their fiery arrows surely I was dead my soul was gone. But I belong to you you are my everlasting God who have sent His Son to live and die for me so that I will never perish but have everlasting life....

March 10, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 62

The Psalms The Prayer You Are My Rest Most of my life I have fought against you blasphemed your holy name was slave to my own lusts continue to hating everybody and including myself. But with all of my life you set your affections upon me loved me with love I have never known gave me grace everywhere and was so merciful and kind towards me despite my anger and rage and sin against you I still cannot believe that you would love me at my very worst in my darkest pain in my deepest shame you saw me knowing I was dead and brought me to life....

March 9, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 61

The Psalms The Prayer You Are My Strength I will never forget my deepest sins my anguish my torment my chaos my own iniquity And you were so far I thought I knew you and I could not see your face All that appeared to me was darkness and dread and death and disease and wickedness. I did not knew you well enough because your hand was always on my soul your grace always surrounded me your righteousness always clothed me your peace was placed in my heart....

March 8, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 60

The Psalms The Prayer You Are With Me The battles I have seen The bloodshed upon my hands The hurt I have caused The wounds I have made Was all of my actions. I have been hurt too And that does not make it right I am sorry Lord For the hurt I have caused. Will you save me? Will you give me a tender heart To forgive others And love others And to seek reconcilation and help heal others?...

March 7, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 59

The Psalms The Prayer You Are My Stronghold I pray that all of my sworn enemies have sought to destroy me kill me hurt me maim me torture me and weaken me that they would all be saved by your hand with your love in the blood of your Son by the power of your Spirit. I will say this once because they are not my enemies but prisoners of war a war they cannot see and death is already upon them....

March 6, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 58

The Psalms The Prayer You Are My Quick Answer No matter what has happened to me For I have been molested raped left to starve kidnapped Held for hostage Homeless Loveless Orphan Lost Divorced Twice Lost my kids Lost my jobs Lost my friends And my homes. I am sinner filled with lust worked in porn stolen cheated lied lazy full of rage Filled with wrath Filled with pride Hater of everyone Hater of women Hater of self....

March 5, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 57

The Psalms The Prayer You Are My Protector I have been surrounded by evil Left exposed And vulnerable To Satan and Demons Who feed upon my flesh And leave me to perish. My God How did you know Where I needed help How could you love Someone like me I have been unloved and unwanted All of my life But you came along And brought me to you And kept me in your heart....

March 4, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 56

The Psalms The Prayer You Are My Trust I have spent all of my life Being scared Being fearful of man And worrying about what did they think of me My eyes were never Where they should have been They should have been fixated On the only one Who answers my cries quiets my soul Cares for my heart Loves me till the end And brings me all the way home....

March 3, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 55

The Psalms The Prayer You Are My Help I don't pretend to understand Or can even teach Or comprehend Why you would answer my prayers. But just like those in the Bible, I called on you And you answered And you rescued me. Sometimes I will pray And you will not answer my questions I have taken that to mean I will wait upon the Lord Because you alone are my refuge and strength My portion My help in my very hour of need....

March 2, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 54

The Psalms The Prayer You Are My Deliverer I have seen so many evils in my life And I thought I had so many enemies Because they have wounded me And attempted to destroy me. I have come close to the edge of death Because I was desperate for your love And I cannot bear to live one more moment Under persecution and torment. I was already weak. The schemes of the devil?...

March 1, 2021 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 53

The Psalms The Prayer You Are My Mercy My presence My life My words My actions Boldly proclaim, "There is no God!" I sinned when I wanted And never repented No intention of Because I thought I was be fulfilled I thought porn was caring for me I thought lust was healing me. But my sins Chew on my bones And gnawed on my flesh And I was immune to the pain And could not see what it was doing....

February 27, 2021 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 52

The Psalms The Prayer You Are My Faithful Love Everything that I have And all that I got It is in you. I have nowhere else to go And no one else to turn to You are my righteousness In you, I will trust. I will bless your name forever I will worship your name on high I will proclaim your word to everyone I will preach your gospel to the end I will love you forever I will fear you for my life I will be still And know you are my God....

February 26, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 51

The Psalms The Prayer You Are My Restoration I cannot fall back into wickedness I cannot sin again I cannot be apart from you I cannot I don't want to live If I cannot be in your presence You life is my life And I choose not to live without you. Any sin left on my heart I need you wash it away Bring it up Give me the gift of repentance So I can turn away And turn to you....

February 25, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 50

The Psalms The Prayer You Are My Judge My sins before you can stretch to the furthest galaxies can fill the oceans can corrupt my soul can tangle my flesh can rot my mind can breaks my heart can steal any love I have in me. At one time you counted me wicked because I was wicked I was treasonous because I made war against you with my mind my heart and my desires....

February 24, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 49

The Psalms The Prayer You Are The Fulfillment of My Desires I am so ashamed because I have tried so hard to take the things of this world with me to the end and foolishly beyond the end. I pat myself on the back and congratulate myself for not chasing after wealth power or anything else and called myself holy and worthy to be in your presence. But the one thing I sought for all of my days was not you never you but to fulfill the lusts I had within my heart....

February 23, 2021 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 48

The Psalms The Prayer You Are My Dwelling I have been surrounded by all iniquity temptation waits for me sin is drawing ever so closely. The demons seek and wait for my moments of weakness which I am continuously frail surely I will be devoured. Satan attempts one last time to destroy your son to crush me with the weight of my own sin surely I will be buried. But you have appeared not just one time rescuer but the all-time destroyer of evil the everlasting protector the risen conquerer....

February 22, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 47

The Psalms The Prayer You Are My Dwelling I will sing of all of your done of your salvation of my soul of your goodness to me of your provision when I have nothing of your presence when I was alone. I will proclaim that you alone are good that you alone are righteous that you alone are worthy that you alone are holy holy holy. I will preach that Christ came to save sinners of whom I am the foremost that Christ came to save His people from their sins that Christ is gentle and lowly and will take our sins of Christ alone and him crucified....

February 21, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 46

The Psalms The Prayer You Are My Refuge You alone are my righteousness and my exalted Lord who rules and reigns in the heavens. Majesty and my Love who can do what you have done? My circumstances and my time here on earth do not define me nor do my sins nor do my actions nor do my desires nor does my heart. Only you King Jesus give me all of my identity and worth and value....

February 20, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 45

The Psalms The Prayer You Are My Bridegroom And now you are finished my Lord and now all the kingdoms power glory belong to you alone. Yours is the kingdom and you are exalted above all. Yours is the treasure for you alone are the rightful heir to all of Creation. Be exalted, O God I shall worship you all of my days there is none like you. Amen. ...

February 19, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 44

The Psalms The Prayer You Are My King Before Christ I was without strength I would succumb to the enemy day and night. Before Christ I was without glory I would lose all of my battles and torn to pieces. Before Christ I was filled with sin my consequences and my enemies would have surely put me to death. But Christ stepped in rescued me clothed me gave me food gave me strength gave me protection and gave me the one thing I never have everlasting love....

February 18, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 43

The Psalms The Prayer My Only Vindicator When will I know when those who would cause me harm have hurt me betrayed me abandoned me and discard me that I am sorrowful for that hurt and I grieve and I am angry for what was done because I have been hurt But for most of my life I have let that fester into rage vengeance and wrath It has taken me all of my life to know that rage is a sin vengeance belongs to you, O Lord and you alone are deserving of wrath But here is the key in you great love you sent your Son so that for your people for the salvation of those you have elected you pour your wrath not on us but on your Son because he is the Worthy Lamb that was slain holy holy holy is he Cleansed my heart of my wickedness in thinking I am God I am not Never will I be you Save us and keep us in your mercy shower us with grace and give us your steadfast love for all of our days I love you Lord thank you for saving me Save those whom I know and care for and love Amen ...

February 17, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 42

The Psalms The Prayer Only Giver of Life When you found me I was a swollen corpse at the bottom of the ocean I was a dried up river in the middle of a burning desert I was frozen death in a icy wasteland I was completely dead I had no life to call upon you I had no heart to beat towards you My hands and feet were death and I stunk like a rotting corpse with sin-maggots eating away at my terrible heart Surely I was left for dead But you saw me and not only had pity on me but more so you gave me favor you lavished your grace and you extended your mercy You saw me in my desperate wickedness my unholy wretchedness my perversion wanton lusts and you loved me you cared for me you saved me you predestined me you called me you justified me and only because your promises are the only sure thing you have glorified me You are my Lord and my God there is none like you Amen and amen ...

February 9, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 41

The Psalms The Prayer Savior of All I will guard my mouth and my heart to not speak ill of those who are in abundance who do as they seem what is right in their own eyes and live as there is no God I pray for them that you quickly save them as I pray this prayer and say these words O Lord, I need you to be gracious to me heal my broken heart for I continuously sin against you I went about my days being worthless and foolish disobedient to all of your law deceived by the prince of the air enslaved by the lusts of my heart and the idols of my mind living in violent opposition to you hated by others and hating one another But when you appeared to me on that rainy Monday afternoon when I just sinned against you you saved me I have done nothing righteous in your eyes but you alone where completely merciful to me and you exchanged my sin-filled cancerous granite heart for your tender soft heart and you washed me clean and you renewed me with your Spirit to whom there is no end I bath in your Spirit because your Son spoken and gave me Him and now I am a wicked sinner justified by Your grace and now I am an adopted child who now inherits everything that you gave your Son Be exalted, my God Be exalted, higher and higher Amen ...

February 9, 2021 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 40

The Psalms The Prayer My Lord of All You called upon me and I am your servant and I heard your voice I will wait upon you to give me the command to preaching your good news to the lost the lonely the widowed the orphan the prisoner I have waited for years and I will wait until you shower me with grace until you fill me with your Spirit like you did with your Son and you open my mouth they will not hear my voice nor will they hear my words they will hear you calling to them speaking to them raising the name of your Son Jesus Christ far above their sin and idols and draw everyone to you So until that faithful day when you judged me faithful and appointed to your service I will sit still and wait upon the Lord I will meditate on your precious love I will praying and seek your face I will rejoice and be glad in you I will praise your holy name forever and ever Amen ...

February 9, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 39

The Psalms The Prayer The King of my Soul, In fury, wrath injustice vengeance rage and anger I cried out not in righteousness of your Son but if I examine my heart for a second in my own self-righteousness I share posts memes quotes to try to take away the pain when I should have been grieving crying interceding and praying because you have saw our iniquity and you have withheld your mercy and you have judged our land unholy and unpleasing to you....

February 2, 2021 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalms 38

The Psalms The Prayer My Everlasting Father, I will never forget the moment when I stood and asked for help I was being tormented and persecuted for the sake of sin and I have always been low because of other people's sin But those people who are not my enemies are not in my control. When I stood and I begged, "They keep doing this to me, help me to control myself help me to cease giving myself the permission to sin against the Holy God....

February 2, 2021 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 37:16-40

The Psalms The Prayer My Only Gift of Righteousness All of my days were filled with evil treason unholiness vile and dread before you. I was once foolish disobedient led astray a slave to various passions and pleasures passing my days in malice and envy hated by others and hating others. But when you appeared, O Lord you brought your goodness and loving kindness and you saved me Not because of anything I have ever done or will ever do but only because of your great mercy and you washed me my giving me a clean heart and filling me richly with your Holy Spirit....

February 2, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 37:14-15

The Psalms The Prayer My One Avenger When I am hurt when people hurt me when they attack me when they do their worse. Help me to take no offense to take my pain to you, O God because on your Son is all of my sin treason disease pain and suffering That belongs to you. I will no longer live on offense by angry by destruction by pain bv sin because you have called me to live in your Son alone Be my love, O Lord....

January 26, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 37:12-13

The Psalms The Prayer My One Joy I write with my words all the time that these people who have warred against me when they have sought to end my life when they have chipped away at my heart they are not my enemies but they have been captured by the Enemy. I know this truly but I cannot help to feel the pain from the wounds they have left....

January 26, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 37:10-11

The Psalms The Prayer My Only Lamb whom was Slained, Holy, holy, holy are you, my Lord. Human history and my life is filled with everybody being mighty when they are weak and conquering over the less fortunate and the weaker persons Truth be told we are all weak and feeble. Our strength amounts to nothing Our minds know nothing Our hearts are cold and embittered Our souls have nothing next to you and who you are....

January 26, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 37:8-9

The Psalms The Prayer My Only God I repent of a life that exacted vengeance for my wounds revenge for my pain justice for wrongs against me. I repent for being wrathful. You, O Lord, are the ONLY being deserving of justice because you have been wronged deserving of vengeance because you have been hurt wrathful because you are jealous for me. Lord, I am repenting of when I thought I was you....

January 19, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 37:7

The Psalms The Prayer My One Rock I examine my life filled with despair chaos confusion darkness death. And your love have pierced through it all into my heart and gave me life when I was dead joy when there was sorrow pleasure when all I have ever known is pain weakness when I have tried to be strong humility when I was filled with pride righteousness when the world excused my lusts holiness when I was sin....

January 19, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 37:5-6

The Psalms The Prayer My One Commitment I love you Lord and you are my heart's desire for all of my days I want to be by your side and dwell with you and waste my days with you because you are the Lord of my life and the love of my heart. How amazing that you would look upon my sinful heart and thought of love at first sight there is none like you there is none beside you I stake all of my hope and trust in you you are my God and my Lord forever you are the center and totality of my heart you are my will and my desire....

January 19, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 37:4

The Psalms The Prayer The Only Holder of My Heart I have one prayer: give me your heart. for mine is frail and weak and corrupted with sin. it is made of stone and gives me no life it gives wickedness and seeks to only destroy me. If I had your heart, surely I will live surely I will be in your grace surely I will give others your grace I will see others in the a new light that you love them with all of your heart and your desire was to save them Grant me a new heart, O Lord then my desires will not be for this world but for they will be for you alone....

January 12, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 37:3

The Psalms The Prayer The Only One Worthy of My Trust What is my life, O Lord, that I have spent most of my years trusting in gods that weak and stupid and couldn't save themselves. What is my mind, O Lord, that my very nature is incline not to think of you but of the things of the world as though anything in the material plane could actually give me an ounce of real joy....

January 12, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 37:1-2

The Psalms The Prayer My Only Source What is our lives, O Lord that we would be counted as precious that you would be mindful of us that you would set your affections upon us that you would give your grace to us and you would want to cherish us? But Lord, we are here for a moment our lives are but a blink your word says, like dew on grass until the early morning sun scorches the fields and burns us all away....

January 12, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 36:10-12

The Psalms The Prayer My Only Unforgettable Love Keep your love upon me do not let me go do not turn your back on me do not forget me do not forsake me If I am arrogant then discipline me If I am wicked then wash me clean If I am evil then make me holy. Whatever you can do to keep me close then do it. Because I want you and nobody else and not even sin nor things of this world would be worth be one second apart from your love....

January 5, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 36:7-9

The Psalms The Prayer My Only Steadfast Love I love you, Lord but only for a little while. I have known you for most of my life but loved you just a little. I have seen your love for me started with my grandmother and then my mom My family is wicked and deceived and I had no inheritance. I was introduced to the revolting evil at an age when I should have not known and that sin quickly overcame my heart and infected my soul....

January 5, 2021 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 35:6

The Psalms The Prayer My Only Path I search this earth for something that is good and holy none I can find I see semblances but none fulfilling But you lead me to your word your word speaks of you I see that you alone are good holy justified merciful gracious loving righteous we are so far from you I see my own heart I am an infinite distance from your presence....

January 5, 2021 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 36:5

The Psalms The Prayer My Only Righteousness I search this earth for something that is good and holy none I can find I see semblances but none fulfilling. But you led me to your word and your word speaks of you. I see that you alone are good holy justified merciful gracious loving and righteous. And we are so far from you I even see my own heart and I am an infinite distant from your presence....

December 29, 2020 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 36:1-4

The Psalms The Prayer My Only Deliverer How often do I preach against the sin in others guilt deep in the hearts of men and as they continue to plot in vain as if there is no God. But my life was filled to the hilt with my own wickedness perversions that few can know evil that cause some to shudder sin that churns and burns in my heart mind and soul continuously....

December 29, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 35:7-28

The Psalms The Prayer My Only Love My life I have only experienced enemies trying to take my life attempting to end me my soul my heart and my mind. They have used me for their own wickedness and to fulfill their hearts of sin and to dispose me like I am trash. I am burn with anger because I feel powerless but my eyes see who are my enemies who have vowed to draw me away from you and that fills me with rage....

December 29, 2020 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 35:4-6

The Psalms The Prayer My Conquering God You descended to the cross with great joy. You faced Death and called out Life You bear the weight of my complete sin You gave yourself over and allowed them to nail you to the cross They mocked others grieved. your heart was pierced your love washed over your body broken your Spirit remained until the justified wrath of God was meant for me was finished pouring on you When you cried out, "IT IS FINISHED!...

November 12, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 35:1-3

The Psalms The Prayer My Only Shield of Salvation I remembered being attacked all of my days and having no will to fight succumbing to the attacks of Satan easily like a sheep like a prisoner of war tortured for entertainment to despise your holy name. When you saved me, your hand was upon me your shield protected me you healed my heart you mended my bones you restored my soul....

November 12, 2020 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 34:19-22

The Psalms The Prayer The Sovereign Power over my life My God, if I was raped tortured bruised afflicted pressed crushed beaten sicken destroyed attacked for all of my days If I faced unspeakable evil acts against me I will call upon you to give me your Son to give me your Spirit to raise my lowly head to open my eyes to see your lovely face once more to take me home My life before you was everything evil was none of it good it was torturous crushing back-breaking afflicting because of the sheer weight of all of my sins....

November 12, 2020 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 34:15-18

The Psalms The Prayer My Life and Heart Why would you spare me? I have seen the evil that men have done I have seen their sins stacked up miles above oceans deep filling the earth with treachery and debauchery My sins filled more overfill all oceans and canyons I have done more evil in your sight than all of humanity I am the supreme chief of sinners But yet you saw me not the good that I could ever do but the wickedness that was in me and you pitied me because I was a fool and you sought me because I was lost and you loved me because I was completely unlovable When I saw your glory from the deepest, darkest parts of my heart I cried out in agony and pain, "HAVE MERCY ON ME, A SINNER!...

November 11, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 34:11-14

The Psalms The Prayer My All-Good My lips have spoken evil because my heart was filled with wickedness. My eyes saw lustful things because my heart was filled with sin. My ears desired fleshy things because my heart was filled with cancer. How can I even see good when I filled with evil and contempt? How can I even keep my tongue from evil and deceit when all I know is sin....

November 11, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 34:10

The Psalms The Prayer Infinite holder of my infinite space I have sought all of my life to prey on the weak to consume to my stomach's content to try to fill my heart with everything my sin's desires the world and it's pleasures the sweetest temptations of the devil My God, you knew me and loved me you sought me and rescued me when I was in the mud at the bottom of the ocean and was dead in my trespasses....

November 11, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 34:9

The Psalms The Prayer The Absolute Longings of my Heart My God I have suffered so much due to all the sin I’ve committed all the righteous acts that I have failed to do and all the wickedness done to me. I was destined to die I was limited to this world and it’s smallish pleasures that fulfill nothing in my eternal heart. And because I am a son of Adam I feared only everything not Godx My attention was away from you My gaze was away from your face My heart flees from you Capture my heart Again and again Capture my love until I know no other love Capture my life until you take me home forever Tell me your will so I can do it Tell me your heart so I can see if my heart matches and repent if not Tell me I am yours forever so I can be alive and free in you Praise your holy name forever ...

November 10, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 34:8

The Psalms The Prayer All of my desires and affections What did your Son say? Eat of my flesh Drink of my blood For God alone is good. There is no other manna but your Son. There is no Bread of life other than your Son. There is no other Living Water other than your Son. There is no life outside of your Son. I will taste and see because my Lord alone is good For in him I live and move and have my being I will forever make a joyful noise I am so weak so be my strength I am so filled with sin so grant me your Son’s righteousness I am so far so send your Spirit to bring me home I am an orphan My God, adopt me as your own....

November 10, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 34:7

The Psalms The Prayer My Awe and Wonder We know that sins crouched for us. We know that the devil sets his snares for our souls. We know that the world beckons our hearts towards death. But you alone are worthy to be praised You alone are holy and holy and holy You alone are righteous for there is none like you I will worship you I will give you praise I will sing of your wondrous works I will marvel at your law I will dance in your heart I will repent of all my sin I will trust in your Son Because you have loved me Because your Son lived and died for me Because your Spirit bears witness with my spirit that I am a son of God....

November 10, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 34:6

The Psalms The Prayer My everything I lack. I am weak. I have nothing. I am poor. I am dead. Whatever I have is from you. This roof upon my head. Clothes on my back. My warm bed. My beautiful wife. My wonderful children. My running cars. My vocation. All of it comes from you alone. But I have everything. I am wealthy beyond measure. I am strong. I am the richest....

November 9, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 34:5

The Psalms The Prayer Fairest of ten-thousands My God. Keep me close to you. Let me see your face. Just this once. So I can behold your beauty. If I die then so be it. Because I rather see you and die then to never see your face and never fully live. My God keep my eyes on your eyes my heart on your heart and my soul connected to yours....

November 9, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 34:4

The Psalms The Prayer Essence of Faith For all of my life I have pretended to be in fear of nothing And certainly not you But I was crippled by fears of rejection betrayal abandonment and not being loved I did whatever I could to harden my heart so I wouldn’t have to feel. But I was sad alone confused angry and bitter. I was so lonely. And my life was worth nothing....

November 9, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 34:3

The Psalms The Prayer Deliverer from Death People of God, inhabitants of the world dwellers in the city Turn your eyes upon God look at his amazing love His grace is for you! You do not have to die in your sin He will rescue you! He will pull you from hell You say, "I have no sin" then you are condemned already but those in Christ there is no condemnation You say, "There is no hell" but to those who do not trust and obey the Son the wrath of God remains upon you!...

November 8, 2020 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 34:1-2

The Psalms The Prayer Blessed is He With my lips I will speak blessings to my God With my hands I will bless others for my Christ With my feet I will bring peace for my Savior With my mind I will think upon my Redeemer With my strength I will depend upon the Almighty. With my portion it will only come from my All-in-all With my heart I will love the Lord at all times Jesus the Worthy Lamb who was slain glorious and mighty are you mercy and power are at your hands grace and love are from your heart Be exalted in everything I do I will worship you forever I will you alone are my God....

November 8, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 33:20-22

The Psalms The Prayer My Holy Shield Is there some sort of target on me? Why has the enemy been so focused on my life? Why is it that with every single foolish decision I have made, Satan has used it to drag me back in the darkness where I once lived? And why does the world keep trying to pull me back into the life that I once lived?...

November 8, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 33:16-19

The Psalms The Prayer My Only Rescuer In my darkest moments, greatest fears deepest pains I would never turn to you and instead I would flee to idols and gods that I thought would ease the pain soothe my anxiety save my soul. My idols were lust my gods were pornography when I was thirsty I would insist on drinking crap-infused toilet water But you rescued me you have kept my eyes upon you you have turn my face and my heart to you the source of everlasting joy....

November 7, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 33:13-15

The Psalms The Prayer My God I know that all of mankind will wonder into ungodliness will stray into wickedness and by their own sin, fall away in ignorance. I was once atheistic evil blasphemous ignorant in unbelief But yet You gave me more grace with the faith and love that can only be found in your Son. My God, we know that you see us you know we are not good we know that you do not overlord us to condemn us But you’ve sent your Son to save us....

November 7, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 33:12

The Psalms The Prayer Reigning King We read in your word where you have called a tiny nation unto you to carry out your promises to established your covenants. Perhaps for a moment this nation would worship you praise you and love you. But not even a generation would pass before they worship other gods distrust you and fall far away from you. That is just like any of us that is just like me I have cling to other idols I have not given you a second thought I have hated you....

November 7, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 33:11

The Psalms The Prayer Preacher of the Lost Souls What does your word say? Your word goes out and does it sets to accomplishes and never returns void? You have made promises to Adam to Noah to Abraham to David and to all the prophets That you will send the One who would crush the head of the serpent that is Jesus Christ the Savior of his people the Redeemer of our sins the Messiah of the nations the Conquerer of Satan the Vanquisher of demons the Wrath-filler of hell the Glory of the cosmos And this is perfectly true and now you have captured our hearts....

November 6, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 33:10

The Psalms The Prayer Sovereign We have made the grandest plans devised the biggest schemes and planned our legacy that we are so certain that lives on. But you are alone rule and reign over all of creation sets up and takes down kings determines the times and boundaries of our dwelling Because you are not merely in the present but also currently in the past because you are from everlasting to everlasting and you are currently in the future because you are the God who is there....

November 6, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 33:9

The Psalms The Prayer Lover of my soul You are the only being when you speak things actually happen When you promise they are unbreakable When you declare it is so When you proclaim it comes to pass. All of your promises are yes and amen. So when I hear your voice, when you beckon me from the depths of hades when you spoke a new identity in me when you called my name I answered....

November 6, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 33:8

The Psalms The Prayer My Fear and my Joy I sit and make no excuses for my sin blinds me my wickedness keeps me deaf my trespasses rob my smarts my treason born death in me. I could not see your glory I was blind and cannot see and not thing in me could process your beauty. I had no frame no knowledge no heart no love no life. Therefore I did not fear you....

November 5, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 33:7

The Psalms The Prayer God of the Cosmic The galaxies fall right into the palm of your hand, the universe are in your grasp the stars are named by you Jupiter is but a little toy to you the sun is pinched between your finger and thumb We have been here for the length of the creation and yet we do not know the depths of the oceans we are powerless to gather up a ocean wave But you, my Lord, gathered all the material plane at your mere fingertips....

November 5, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 33:6

The Psalms The Prayer Creator and Redeemer You are majestic and altogether mighty. You alone brought something out of nothing. You alone can do that. When you created me, you did so from what was created. Out of dirt. But you also created me out of your heart because of your love for me. And you created me out of your begotten for He was the firstborn among many brethen....

November 5, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 33:5

The Psalms The Prayer My Eternal Righteousness I have spent a lifetime ignoring this precious truth that you loved the world so much that you sent your only begotten Son to live and die for his people to rise again to champion over death hell Satan demons sin. For those who want to live with you forever we would only need to believe in you trust in you obey your word and take you at your word....

November 4, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 33:4

The Psalms The Prayer The Absolute of All His Promises, I remember when you fulfilled your word in the gospel to Adam and Eve in the promise to Noah and his family in the covenant to Abraham in your example with Saul in your steadfastness to David in your wisdom with Soloman in your keep with Isaiah in your tower with Jeremiah in your instructions with Hosea in your mystery with Daniel in your glory with Ezekiel in your ending with Malachi That you alone would send a Savior bring a Messiah to crush the enemy to keep your justice sure out of a family upon the throne to rescue His beloved to save His people from their sins to adopted into your family to be redeemed of their past to be resurrected to glory to never perish to never see corruption to never see hell to the fullness of life to the presence of unending joy to pleasures forevermore That is Jesus Christ the fulfiller of the law the keeper of the promises the worthy lamb that was slain the absorber of wrath the burden of my sin the bearer of my sorrows the welcomer of my trespasses the seed of Abraham the righteousness of me the lover of my soul the love of my heart I am my Beloved and he is mine forever....

November 4, 2020 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 33:2-3

The Psalms The Prayer Only One Worthy of all my praises Who was the only one who created the heavens from a thought who created the earth from a whisper? Who was the only one from deep love and passionate affections for a desire to create a perfect relationship with a creation out of a perfect community? Who was the only one who preached his perfect standard who grieved when we rebelled who filled with sorrow when we wage war against you who cried when we turned away from you?...

November 4, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 33:1

The Psalms The Prayer The Lyrics of the Sweetest Songs With my voice with every breath I will shout out I will cry out I will sing your holy name I will dance with joy Because you alone are good worthy beautiful lovely wonderful peace joy exalted and raised far above all of my gods I will worship you forever I will worship there is none like you ...

November 3, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 32:11

The Psalms The Prayer My Joy and Righteousness When I was a beast before you a worm beneath the dirt a blasphemer of your holy name an accuser of your beloved people a violent opponent of your dwelling a blind fool of your glory a ignorant recipient of your tender mercies a stonewall to your amazing grace a rejecter of your great love a dead man in my own sins You thought of me you stirred your affections for me you loved me you chose me you called me you saved me you gave me faith you washed away my sins you regenerated my heart you filled me with your Spirit you changed my mind you opened my eyes you cleared my ears you unmuted my tongue you adopted me you called me your own you lavished you affections upon me you justified me you discipline me you sanctify me you conform me to look like your Son you wash me in the water of your word you pour out mercies on me you give me grace upon grace you forever love me you glorified me Only then and now my heart is filled with joy my soul stands upright in your presence my being dwells with you my mind captures thoughts towards you my strength chokes out my sin do I love you Be my love....

November 3, 2020 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 32:10

The Psalms The Prayer Man of sorrows I have spent much of my life not turning to you not loving you and not trusting in you. And my sorrows and grief fill my heart. I am sorrowful because of my own sins and wickedness before you I grieve because I wish I have only known you all of my life You have been my God before since I was in my mother's womb since I nursed at her breasts since I knew how to walk And you pursued me when sin encroached and preyed on my flesh You loved me when I was being devoured and consumed And you rescued me I see you and I hear you and I know you love me because there is no other who could care for me love me so tenderly and perfectly save me I love you Lord and I will worship you my Redeemer....

November 3, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 32:8-9

The Psalms The Prayer Spirit of Christ Without you, I am completely ignorant of you. There are not enough classes in the world to sit and learn about you. There are not enough books to sit and read to know you. All the data in the world multiplied one billion fold couldn't even contain what the Son has done what the Father has thought let alone how You move. All knowledge, wisdom, and understanding philosophies, logic, reason science, medicine, and technology comes from you and is all your own....

November 2, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 32:7

The Psalms The Prayer To the Rock of Ages The world and the Prince of the Air and his demons have left me to rot to die to drown in the middle of the ocean to be consumed by the waves to let my soul fall into hell. They care not for my soul, it does not bother them if I live or if I die It is better for them if I was to be destroyed....

November 2, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 32:6

The Psalms The Prayer God of my little belief Oh how many times, O Lord, have I whispered nothings gave half-hearted thanks prayed and did not believe spoke and did not think it was real. When I was an ungodly husband and my weak non-prayers were unanswered When I was a sinful subject and any other king would ignore me or worse yet have me executed for high treason? But that is not you....

November 2, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 32:5

The Psalms The Prayer The Cover of my Iniquity How long, O Lord, when I have not confess to you when I have spoken of my evil when I thought, "The Lord forgives" and I no longer will be burdened with you. But burden with my wickedness, I was. My pretend ignorance failed me My own heart betrays me. and I was crushed under my iniquity and I was suppressed by my unrighteousness....

November 1, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 32:4

The Psalms The Prayer My Judge and Mercy Alone Every sin against me does not counter any of my sins. Their sins are their sins. My sins are my sins. And you will judge accordingly. But I know of your perfection, your beauty your majesty your holiness and your righteousness. If you looked upon me, you will see my treason my affairs my thoughts my heart's desires my lusts my wickedness!...

November 1, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 32:3b

The Psalms The Prayer My God While I tried to ignore and even excuse the pain caused me. My body never forgets. While I will make excuses and blameshift my sins against others My soul remembers. Your forgiveness does not erase my wrongdoings. But your Son's blood covers my trespasses. Help me to cry out to you, for you are my Lord and my God you are my Savior and Messiah you are my Friend and my Brother you are the only one who cared for me....

November 1, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 32:2

The Psalms The Prayer My Only Redeemer I am filled with iniquity, Lord, look at my sins? How can you not count my wickedness against me? Are you a god that turns his head and ignores evil? Or do you call something a sin not a sin and allow it to run rampant and destroy everything that you alone have created and that you have loved? My Lord, you did not ignore my sin you did not turn the other way you did not declare evil not evil....

August 11, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 32:1

The Psalms The Prayer My Only Good How many times have I have sin against you done wickedness in your sight submitted myself to perversion blasphemed your holy name persecuted those who love you and violently opposed your righteousness? All of my sins, I cannot count that high. They would outnumber the stars in the sky, and the sands upon the shore. For my heart does evil continually, it is desperately sick at it's core....

August 4, 2020 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 31:23-24

The Psalms The Prayer The Strength of My Heart My Lord, if it be your will and under your grace alone, allow me your humble servant and your little child to preach your good news to the whole world. You are my Love and my Heart, there is none like you. You are Savior of the world, there is none like you. You are more beautiful, and the fairest of 10,000 there is none like you....

July 28, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 31:21-22

The Psalms The Prayer My Steadfast Lover Who is like you, my Lord, clothed in majesty and who alone is good. When I have realized the extent of my pain the depths of my sin the torment of my evil soul the wickedness of the Devil and the infection of my heart. I called upon you and swiftly, you answered me. "Here I am!" and in your gentleness and loving kindness and grace abounding saved me to yourself....

July 21, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 31:19-20

The Psalms The Prayer The All Good My Lord, my life bears witness that you alone protect me shield me provide for me and place your loving arms wrapped around me. You hold me like a child, for I am just as vulnerable and would be devoured by dogs if it was not for you. I praise your holy name for you are Lord Most High. So be exalted in my life and with my words....

July 14, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 31:14-18

The Psalms The Prayer Savior of My Life How many times, my Lord, was I left for dead? The amount of people who wished me dead were too many to count. I have been abused, and used for others' perverse sins. I have been forgotten, and not attended to my needs. I have been exposed, and called a liar. But you, O my God, are the only one who has saved me....

July 7, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 31:11-13

The Psalms The Prayer Savior of My Life How many times, my Lord, was I left for dead? The amount of people who wished me dead were too many to count. I have been abused, and used for others' perverse sins. I have been forgotten, and not attended to my needs. I have been exposed, and called a liar. But you, O my God, are the only one who has saved me....

June 30, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 31:9-10

The Psalms The Prayer Keeper of my heart I have spent all of my days wandering from your presence searching for new idols finding new ways to sin against you And my life aches and groans in pain, not only of the sin against me but mostly because of my own sin. Lord, hear my cries do not abandon me do not let me see evil do not take your Spirit from me Lord, I have no idea of what you’ve called me but it will not be easy and it will take all of your grace and you must give me your heart and Spirit for me to do your will....

June 23, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 31:6-8

The Psalms The Prayer Lover of my soul I cry and grieve for those who do not know you. I pray that their hearts would be turned towards you. You have rescued me countless times. And all I have ever found was your loving grace. Lord, you did not abandon me Not to hell Not to sin Not to this world Not to Satan Not to demons Not to death You rescued me with your compassion....

June 16, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 31:3-5

The Psalms The Prayer My Only Incomparable Who is like you, God? And who would compare to you? You are my everything And since birth, you have protected me you have guided me even when I wanted to run away you have always brought be back home. **You have not abandoned me to hell** even when the world the discarded me as trash and everybody has despised me and Satan has come to destroyed me and his demons keep me in disarray and my own sin defiles me But you, O Lord, are my heart's desire and I long to worship you....

June 9, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 31:1-2

The Psalms The Prayer My Only Savior Who is like you, God? and who compares to you? You alone are worthy of honor of praise of worship for all of my days. The world critiques ridicules slams kills destroys. But you are the only Savior, who pulls me from hell brings me to your bosom and gives me peaceful rest because you alone are grace. Because you have declared me to be your child, do not ignore me....

June 2, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Now Sings My Soul" Psalm 30:11-12

The Psalms The Prayer Precious Redeemer I am going to worship you, all of my days for all of my life for all that I have. I can declare this in boldness nothing of my own strength and I have no righteousness to speak of. Because I have seen the fullness of your grace, and the ongoing gift of kindness the daily portion of mercies every morning and the steadfastness of your love....

May 26, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 30:8-10

The Psalms The Prayer My God My days here are just for a moment, and you have number them all. My life remains in your hands, only you know my beginning and end. Too many times, I have cried out to end my life here so you can bring me home. So much misery and calamity and confusion when all I wanted was peace beyond all understanding. But you are the Lord my God, who is from everlasting to everlasting, who calls anything into existence, who predestines us to life, who creates the vessels made for destruction....

May 19, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 30:6-7

The Psalms The Prayer My God and Lord, What blessings have you bestowed upon me, my unshakable foundation, my Solid Rock, my cornerstone, the one absolute love that will never be shaken. But what is my response? I despise you I distrust you I think you will not be there for me. And I turn to other gods, and other comforts, and wallow in my sins, and let despair rest upon my soul But my beautiful Savior, you are the Shepherd who rescues the sheep, you are the Farmer who pulls the ox, you are the Christ that saves his people from their sin....

May 12, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 30:4-5

The Psalms The Prayer My God, I sit in awe of your wonderous works but more of your love for me your mercy upon me and your grace towards me. You sought me as a rebellious fool a beast towards you a wayward child. Nonetheless, you held me in your arms you cleansed me from all of my filth and promised never to let me go. You took away your anger and brought me your salvation....

May 5, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 30:1-3

The Psalms The Prayer O LORD my God, I sing praises to your name, for you are worthy and worthy to be praised. I have cried for help, too many times to recall How many times have you responded? All of them plus one more. I know I am with you, and because of that I am being healed by your loving grace My soul has been afflicted My heart has been scorched My body has been abused But you are my everlasting joy and the healer of all iniquity and sin....

April 28, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 29

The Psalms The Prayer My Blessed Redeemer, Who is like you, splendid in majesty high and exalted wonderful and amazing beautiful and all-together lovely. So I will sing this song, with all of my days because you are my portion and you loved me since forever. How many times have you rescued me from the pit of despair from the darkness of hell from the knife edge of death? I know not the countless times....

April 21, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 28

The Psalms The Prayer My Blessed Lord How many times, my God, must you rescue me? How many times, O Lord, will you come running when I call your name? But I am wicked and violent man, and violence has me surrounded on all sides? But you, O my Lord, rescued me saved me because you loved me from the very beginning. I need you, Lord, now more than ever. I am in desperate need of your hand to rescue me from despair and violence....

April 14, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 27:13-14

The Psalms The Prayer My Lord I will worship you with all of my days. You are my King and my God. and there is none like you. You called me to wait, and wait upon you, I will. Be blessed, O my Lord. ...

January 21, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 27:11-12

The Psalms The Prayer O Lord My enemies have been numerous, and they attack me relentless. They do not rest when I am sleeping, they even attack me in my dreams. My scars run deep, my bones break. But you, O Lord, are my healer and my restorer. You sent your Son to care for the sick and wounded. Be attentive to my pain and I will rejoice before you. You are the sweet love of my life forever....

January 14, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 27:7-10

The Psalms The Prayer O Lord Every single adult who were suppose to love me and care for me did not. My father raped me. My mother abandoned me. My grandmother threw me to the wolves. My step-mother neglected and beat me. But you, O Lord, have never stopped loving me, even when everybody else has. You have called me into this world, only to glorify you. You have declared that I am in the world and not of the world....

January 7, 2020 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 27:4-6

The Psalms The Prayer My Lord Protector Who has been my shield and my armour of my life? Who has been my home my roof and my foundation of my worth? Who has been the sanctuary the keeper of the fire and my spirit inside of me? You, O Lord, are my only one and my heart's desire and I long to worship you. Save me, my God, and keep me close....

December 31, 2019 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 27:1-3

The Psalms The Prayer Beholder of my Righteousness Countless times, I lie in wait in darkness and despair. Even when I knew you and was known by you, I have never seen such misery. It did feel as though everything was against me and I knew no wait out. But you, O my God, did not abandoned me. You did not leave me in hell. Even when I was scared and wanted to run away, you were not like other fathers that wait for their kids to come back....

December 24, 2019 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 26

The Psalms The Prayer Beholder of my righteousness You are my Lord, the defender of my heart the rescuer of my joy the protector of my life. The world, life, Satan, and sin, might circle me might entrap me might try to take my life. But you, O Lord, are my strength and shield. my ever present help my healing in my gaping wounds. I do not be so presumptuous that I have anything good before you that my heart is upright in your presence that any of my deeds are good for you....

December 20, 2019 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 25

The Psalms The Prayer My Steadfast Lover My enemies have long shamed me and I have been beaten to death. I have decided, "My Lord is not for me, I have been forsaken." "There is nothing left for me, there is none I am call to. Let me waste away to death and turn back into dust." But You, O Lord, have been my God, since before I was in my mother's womb....

December 13, 2019 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 24

The Psalms The Prayer My Ascended God All of Creation is yours. It belongs to you, And you rule overall. Yet, despite my own wickedness, and corruption you sought me. You would even descend to become man. So that in you, you would be my righteousness. You are the Worthy Lamb who was slain. Only you, my Lord, can open the gates of heaven. Only you, Jesus, can set the captives free....

December 6, 2019 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Doctrine: 1 Chronicles 29:10-18 Pray Like This: Yours is The Kingdom, O Lord

Pray Then Like This Matthew 6:13b (KJV) For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. Yours is The Kingdom, O Lord 1 Chronicles 29:10-18 (ESV) Therefore David blessed the Lord in the presence of all the assembly. And David said: Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours....

November 28, 2019 · 5 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 23:6e You Are My Home Forever

The Psalms The Prayer My Dearest God You were mindful of me, before the foundations of the world were formed by you. You did not merely saw, but you knew me intimately from the inside out. You knew that my heart was desperately sick filled with sin and far from you. Yet, I was formed by your loving hands inside my mother's womb. You have been my Lord since I have been at my mother's breast....

November 26, 2019 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Doctrine: James 1:13-15 Pray Like This: Deliver Us From Evil

Pray Then Like This Matthew 6:11-13 (CSB) Give us today our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. If we are going to pray like the Son of God because we are sons of God, we have to listen and obey what he says. When Christ told us to pray for our daily bread, I contended to you that it was more than just our nourishment and our physical needs....

November 21, 2019 · 11 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 23:6d All The Days of My Life

The Psalms The Prayer My Lord and God, Your Son has shed his blood for me, so that I now believe. Your Son has given up his life, so that I might live forever. You have taken my sin-filled heart, and my wonton desires, and replaced them with your own heart, and my desire is only for you. Because you have done it all, to save me to yourself, I am yours....

November 19, 2019 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Doctrine: Luke 23:32-34 Pray Like This: Forgive Us--Help Us to Forgive

Pray Then Like This Matthew 6:12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. Matthew 6:14-15 (CSB) “For if you forgive others their offenses, your heavenly Father will forgive you as well. But if you don’t forgive others, your Father will not forgive your offenses. Forgive Us–Help Us to Forgive How can we forgive: God forgives and saves us Hebrews 8:10-12 (CSB) For this is the covenant...

November 14, 2019 · 6 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 23:6c You Will Always Be With Me

The Psalms The Prayer My Blessed Redeemer, Your Word stands true. For you have declared that, your law is perfect and it revives my soul. Your testimony is *sure*, turning my foolishness into wisdom. Moreover, your precepts are always right, my heart rejoices. Your commandments are pure, now my eyes can now see. To fear you is my righteousness, I will be with you forever. Once more, your rules are truth, and right-standing altogether....

November 12, 2019 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Doctrine: John 6:22-71 Pray Like This: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Pray Then Like This Matthew 6:11 (CSB) Give us today our daily bread. Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread God knows what we need before we ask. He is our good Father in heaven. He provides for the birds in the air and the flowers in the field. How are we any less? He knows that we need food and water and housing. But that is to survive for the day....

November 7, 2019 · 8 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 23:6b Mercies

The Psalms The Prayer O Lord, Tender mercies, you have given me every single day that I life. I was so far from you from your will and your flock and your heart. But I was never more than a mere breath away from your mercies for me. Even in my wickedness, your kindness towards me was your continuous call for me to come home to you. My God, Keep me close to your heart and do not let me stray....

November 5, 2019 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 23:6a Surely Goodness

The Psalms The Prayer Great God, I am reminded what Christ declared: You alone are good. You are the source of all good but my heart flees and wanders from you But in your Word, you declared me holy because you are holy. you declared me righteous because Christ is righteous you declared me justified because you alone justified. Then because of who You are, I am awashed in your grace upon grace wake up to new mercies every morning abounded in your steadfast love....

October 29, 2019 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Doctrine: Psalms 73:21-28 Pray Like This: On Earth As It Is In Heaven

Pray Then Like This Matthew 6:10 (CSB) Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. On Earth As Is It In Heaven Psalms 73:21-28 (ESV) When my soul was embittered, when I was pricked in heart, I was brutish and ignorant; I was like a beast toward you. Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel,...

August 23, 2018 · 11 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 23:5c My Cup Overflows

My Lord I am reminded of all of your sweet blessings. You are my inheritance. You are my portion. You are my lot. Because you are my Christ, the Son of God, in whom is my All-of-all. My God, you have called me into your family and I share my inheritance. But just as you drank from the cup, I gladly and with great joy drink from the cup. I am yours and your are my Beloved forever....

August 21, 2018 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Doctrine: Ephesians 1:11-14 Pray Like This, Your Will Be Done

Pray Then Like This Matthew 6:10 (CSB) Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Your Will Be Done Ephesians 1:11-14 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory....

August 16, 2018 · 4 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 23:5b The Gift of Your Spirit

The Psalms Psalm 23:5b (CSB) you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. The Prayer My God Because of everything your Son has done for me, I now walk in the power of Your Spirit. He leads me. He guides me. He teaches me. He reminds me of what You have said. He reminds me of my righteousness. He reminds me that I am your son. More so than that, He is the seal upon my heart and the promise of your strength....

August 14, 2018 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Doctrine: Matthew 16:15-19 Pray Like This, Your Kingdom Come

Pray Then Like This Matthew 6:10 (CSB) Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Your Kingdom Come Matthew 16:13-16 (CSB) When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”...

August 9, 2018 · 6 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 23:5a Circumstances Abound

The Psalms Psalm 23:5a (CSB) You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies The Prayer My God, I have been crushed and discarded a hundred times. But, I have warred against you thousand more. Yet, you sent your Son to live and die for me. And now I live for you. I will never understand why you saved me, but I only know that because I have sin much You have forgiven much....

August 7, 2018 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Doctrine: Isaiah 6:1-7 Pray Like This, Hallowed Be Your Name

Pray Then Like This Matthew 6:9 (CSB) “Therefore, you should pray like this: Our Father in heaven, your name be honored as holy. Hallowed Be Your Name God is holy Isaiah 6:1-4 (CSB) In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne, and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphim were standing above him; they each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew....

August 2, 2018 · 5 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 23:4d The Comfort of Your Power

The Psalms Psalm 23:4d (CSB) your rod and your staff—they comfort me. The Prayer My God, It is the might and strength of your protection on my life and heart that gives me peace. That no other thing in all of creation can ever separate me from you in the name of your Son, Christ Jesus my Lord. Nothing ever compares to you. You alone are powerful and worthy....

July 31, 2018 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Doctrine: Romans 8:14-17 Pray Like This, Our Father in Heaven

Pray Then Like This Matthew 6:9 (CSB) “Therefore, you should pray like this: Our Father in heaven, your name be honored as holy. Our Father In Heaven Thus far in the Lord’s instruction, Jesus Christ has helped and encourage us to pray like him. Let me sum up Christ’s teaching on prayer: you must believe and trust in God That is it. That is the message....

July 26, 2018 · 9 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 23:4c You Are With Me

The Psalms Psalm 23:4c (CSB) for you are with me The Prayer My Lord and my God, Even when I was dead, you called my name. Even when I was lost, you found me. Even when I was blind, you touched my eyes and opened them to see. Even when I was deaf, you opened them to hear. Even when I was hard-hearted, you took my heart of stone and gave me your tender heart....

July 24, 2018 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Doctrine: Ezekiel 11:19-20 Pray Like This, Do What He Does

Pray Then Like This Luke 11:1-4 (CSB) He was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John also taught his disciples.” He said to them, “Whenever you pray, say, Father, your name be honored as holy. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone...

July 19, 2018 · 14 min · Joseph Louthan

Doctrine: Matthew 6:5-13 Pray Like This, An Introduction

Pray Then Like This Matthew 6:5-15 (CSB) “Whenever you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by people. Truly I tell you, they have their reward. But when you pray, go into your private room, shut your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you....

July 12, 2018 · 4 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 23:4a Even When I Go Through The Darkest Valley

The Psalms Psalm 23:4a (CSB) Even when I go through the darkest valley The Prayer My Great God, How many times have you rescued me from not only eternal death but certain death and doom? How many times have I sinned that did and did not lead to my death? The answer is countless. The truth is infinite. But yet, you are my great God and Savior! I have fallen into the abyssmal pit too many times to count....

July 10, 2018 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 23:4b My Only Fear

The Psalms Psalms 23:4b (CSB) I fear no danger The Prayer My Only Lord Death, sin, hell, and Satan I still fear them I still alarmed at their presence I am still scared Yet, I am reminded that you came into our world not full of power but filled with vulnerability at the risk of your life and the lives of your parents you could not protect yourself but your family were at the mercies of your Father's great sovereignty....

July 10, 2018 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 23:3b He Leads Me Along The Right Paths For His Name’s Sake

The Psalms Psalm 23:3b (CSB) he leads me along the right paths for his name’s sake. The Prayer My Precious God, I am often reminded of my sinful ways of the past. As the vines grew up from my heart and slowly and surely tightened around my neck as I continuously die without thought But you, my God, broke the spell of the sin over my life....

July 3, 2018 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 23:3a He Renews My Life

The Psalms Psalm 23:3 (CSB) He renews my life The Prayer My Lord, I perish without you. I cannot live without you. Apart from you, the hole in my inner being remained infinitely empty. Without you, I strived and pushed and pulled and made idols and did whatever I need to do in order to fill my soul. But all of it comes up empty. But you, O Lord, not only fills my heart to the brim but gives my soul b and new life....

June 26, 2018 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 23:2b He Leads Me Beside Quiet Waters

The Psalms Psalm 23:2b (CSB) he leads me beside quiet waters. The Prayer My Lord You are the fountain of true life. I am dead without you. It is not that I can find this water on my own. For I am lost and, my soul is dried-up and dead. I have no wisdom, strength, or spirit to find you. But you, O Lord, rescued me. You have brought me into your life and in your life alone, I am <em>fully</em> alive....

June 19, 2018 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 23:2a He Lets Me Lie Down in Green Pastures

The Psalms Psalm 23:2a (CSB) He lets me lie down in green pastures The Prayer My Lord You are the Prince of Peace. Where you are, there I find satisfaction of my wearied soul and find perfect peace where I can truly rest. Apart from you, I die and I perish. Away from you, I am only tormented by confusion and despair. Without you, there is nothing but destructions by my own hands and by everything around me....

June 12, 2018 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 23:1b (CSB) I Have What I Need

The Psalms Psalm 23:1b (CSB) I have what I need. The Prayer My Lord Above, I thank you for your perfect provision. You are my Good Father in heaven and because I am your child, you have always provided for me. When I was younger, I wanted many things but you did not provide them. But looking back, those things I wanted would have harmed me or cause me to turn away from you....

June 5, 2018 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 23:1a The Lord Is My Shepherd

The Psalms Psalm 23:1a (CSB) The LORD is my shepherd The Prayer You are my Good Shepherd. You fled the ninety-nine in order to come rescue me, when I could not possibly rescue myself. You saved me from certain damnation, you’ve rescued me from the slaughter. You’ve taken all of my sin, and you let the wrath of Father fall upon your heart You bled out for me, so that I might live forever....

May 29, 2018 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 22:25-31

The Psalms Psalm 22:25–31 (CSB) 25 I will give praise in the great assembly because of you; I will fulfill my vows before those who fear you. 26 The humble will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the LORD will praise him. May your hearts live forever! 27 All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD. All the families of the nations will bow down before you,...

May 22, 2018 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 22:22-24

The Psalms Psalm 22:22–24 (CSB) 22 I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters; I will praise you in the assembly. 23 You who fear the LORD, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor him! All you descendants of Israel, revere him! 24 For he has not despised or abhorred the torment of the oppressed. He did not hide his face from him but listened when he cried to him for help....

May 15, 2018 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 22:19-21

The Psalms Psalm 22:19–21 (CSB) 19 But you, LORD, don’t be far away. My strength, come quickly to help me. 20 Rescue my life from the sword, my only life from the power of these dogs. 21 Save me from the lion’s mouth, from the horns of wild oxen. You answered me! The Prayer Almighty God, Who are you, my Lord, whose glory fills the entire earth?...

May 8, 2018 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 22:12-18

The Psalms Psalm 22:12–18 (CSB) 12 Many bulls surround me; strong ones of Bashan encircle me. 13 They open their mouths against me— lions, mauling and roaring. 14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are disjointed; my heart is like wax, melting within me. 15 My strength is dried up like baked clay; my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth....

May 1, 2018 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 22:6-11

The Psalms Psalm 22:6–11 (CSB) 6 But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by mankind and despised by people. 7 Everyone who sees me mocks me; they sneer and shake their heads: 8 “He relies on the LORD; let him save him; let the LORD rescue him, since he takes pleasure in him.” 9 It was you who brought me out of the womb, making me secure at my mother’s breast....

April 24, 2018 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 22:1-5

The Psalms Psalm 22:1–5 (CSB) 1 My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far from my deliverance and from my words of groaning? 2 My God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, by night, yet I have no rest. 3 But you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. 4 Our ancestors trusted in you; they trusted, and you rescued them....

April 17, 2018 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 21

The Psalms Psalm 21 (CSB) For the choir director. A psalm of David. 1 LORD, the king finds joy in your strength. How greatly he rejoices in your victory! 2 You have given him his heart’s desire and have not denied the request of his lips. Selah 3 For you meet him with rich blessings; you place a crown of pure gold on his head....

March 9, 2016 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 20

The Psalms Psalm 20 (CSB) For the choir director. A psalm of David. 1 May the LORD answer you in a day of trouble; may the name of Jacob’s God protect you. 2 May he send you help from the sanctuary and sustain you from Zion. 3 May he remember all your offerings and accept your burnt offering. Selah 4 May he give you what your heart desires and fulfill your whole purpose....

January 21, 2014 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 19

The Psalms Psalm 19 (CSB) For the choir director. A psalm of David. 1 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the expanse proclaims the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour out speech; night after night they communicate knowledge. 3 There is no speech; there are no words; their voice is not heard. 4 Their message has gone out to the whole earth, and their words to the ends of the world....

September 3, 2013 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 18, Pt. 5

The Psalms Psalm 18:46–50 (CSB) 46 The LORD lives—blessed be my rock! The God of my salvation is exalted. 47 God—he grants me vengeance and subdues peoples under me. 48 He frees me from my enemies. You exalt me above my adversaries; you rescue me from violent men. 49 Therefore I will give thanks to you among the nations, LORD; I will sing praises about your name....

August 27, 2013 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 18, Pt. 4

The Psalms Psalm 18:31–45 (CSB) 31 For who is God besides the LORD? And who is a rock? Only our God. 32 God—he clothes me with strength and makes my way perfect. 33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer and sets me securely on the heights. 34 He trains my hands for war; my arms can bend a bow of bronze....

August 20, 2013 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 18, Pt. 3

The Psalms Psalm 18:28–30 (CSB) 28 LORD, you light my lamp; my God illuminates my darkness. 29 With you I can attack a barricade, and with my God I can leap over a wall. 30 God—his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is pure. He is a shield to all who take refuge in him. The Prayer You are my Way, I am a man with little mercy....

July 2, 2013 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 18, Pt. 2

The Psalms Psalm 18:16–27 (CSB) 16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he pulled me out of deep water. 17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me. 18 They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the LORD was my support. 19 He brought me out to a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me....

April 30, 2013 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 18, Pt 1

The Psalms Psalm 18:1–15 (CSB) 1 I love you, LORD, my strength. 2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock where I seek refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 3 I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I was saved from my enemies. 4 The ropes of death were wrapped around me; the torrents of destruction terrified me....

April 23, 2013 · 4 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 17

The Psalms Psalm 17 (CSB) A prayer of David. 1 LORD, hear a just cause; pay attention to my cry; listen to my prayer— from lips free of deceit. 2 Let my vindication come from you, for you see what is right. 3 You have tested my heart; you have examined me at night. You have tried me and found nothing evil; I have determined that my mouth will not sin....

April 16, 2013 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 16

The Psalms Psalm 16 (CSB) A Miktam of David. 1 Protect me, God, for I take refuge in you. 2 I said to the LORD, “You are my Lord; I have nothing good besides you.” 3 As for the holy people who are in the land, they are the noble ones. All my delight is in them. 4 The sorrows of those who take another god for themselves will multiply; I will not pour out their drink offerings of blood, and I will not speak their names with my lips....

April 9, 2013 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 15

The Psalms Psalm 15 (CSB) A psalm of David. 1 LORD, who can dwell in your tent? Who can live on your holy mountain? 2 The one who lives blamelessly, practices righteousness, and acknowledges the truth in his heart— 3 who does not slander with his tongue, who does not harm his friend or discredit his neighbor, 4 who despises the one rejected by the LORD but honors those who fear the LORD, who keeps his word whatever the cost,...

March 5, 2013 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 14

The Psalms Psalm 14 (CSB) For the choir director. Of David. 1 The fool says in his heart, “There’s no God.” They are corrupt; they do vile deeds. There is no one who does good. 2 The LORD looks down from heaven on the human race to see if there is one who is wise, one who seeks God. 3 All have turned away; all alike have become corrupt....

February 19, 2013 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 13

The Psalms Psalm 13 (CSB) For the choir director. A psalm of David. 1 How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? 2 How long will I store up anxious concerns within me, agony in my mind every day? How long will my enemy dominate me? 3 Consider me and answer, LORD my God....

February 5, 2013 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 12

The Psalms Psalm 12 (CSB) For the choir director: according to Sheminith. A psalm of David. 1 Help, LORD, for no faithful one remains; the loyal have disappeared from the human race. 2 They lie to one another; they speak with flattering lips and deceptive hearts. 3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips and the tongue that speaks boastfully. 4 They say, “Through our tongues we have power; our lips are our own—who can be our master?...

January 29, 2013 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 11

The Psalms Psalm 11 (CSB) For the choir director. Of David. 1 I have taken refuge in the LORD. How can you say to me, “Escape to the mountains like a bird! 2 For look, the wicked string bows; they put their arrows on bowstrings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart. 3 When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?...

January 15, 2013 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 10

The Psalms Psalm 10 (CSB) 1 LORD, why do you stand so far away? Why do you hide in times of trouble? 2 In arrogance the wicked relentlessly pursue their victims; let them be caught in the schemes they have devised. 3 For the wicked one boasts about his own cravings; the one who is greedy curses and despises the LORD. 4 In all his scheming, the wicked person arrogantly thinks, “There’s no accountability, since there’s no God....

January 8, 2013 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 9

The Psalms Psalm 9 (CSB) For the choir director: according to Muth-labben. A psalm of David. 1 I will thank the LORD with all my heart; I will declare all your wondrous works. 2 I will rejoice and boast about you; I will sing about your name, Most High. 3 When my enemies retreat, they stumble and perish before you. 4 For you have upheld my just cause; you are seated on your throne as a righteous judge....

December 18, 2012 · 4 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 8

The Psalms Psalm 8 (CSB) For the choir director: on the Gittith. A psalm of David. 1 LORD, our Lord, how magnificent is your name throughout the earth! You have covered the heavens with your majesty. 2 From the mouths of infants and nursing babies, you have established a stronghold on account of your adversaries in order to silence the enemy and the avenger....

December 4, 2012 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 7

The Psalms Psalm 7 (CSB) A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning the words of Cush, a Benjaminite. 1 LORD my God, I seek refuge in you; save me from all my pursuers and rescue me, 2 or they will tear me like a lion, ripping me apart with no one to rescue me. 3 LORD my God, if I have done this, if there is injustice on my hands,...

November 13, 2012 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 6

The Psalms Psalm 6 (CSB) For the choir director: with stringed instruments, according to Sheminith. A psalm of David. 1 LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger; do not discipline me in your wrath. 2 Be gracious to me, LORD, for I am weak; heal me, LORD, for my bones are shaking; 3 my whole being is shaken with terror. And you, LORD—how long?...

November 6, 2012 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 5

The Psalms Psalm 5 (CSB) For the choir director: with the flutes. A psalm of David. 1 Listen to my words, LORD; consider my sighing. 2 Pay attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for I pray to you. 3 In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I plead my case to you and watch expectantly....

October 30, 2012 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 4

The Psalms Psalm 4 (CSB) For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A psalm of David. 1 Answer me when I call, God, who vindicates me. You freed me from affliction; be gracious to me and hear my prayer. 2 How long, exalted ones, will my honor be insulted? How long will you love what is worthless and pursue a lie? Selah 3 Know that the LORD has set apart the faithful for himself; the LORD will hear when I call to him....

October 23, 2012 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 3

The Psalms Psalm 3 (CSB) A psalm of David when he fled from his son Absalom. 1 LORD, how my foes increase! There are many who attack me. 2 Many say about me, “There is no help for him in God.” Selah 3 But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head. 4 I cry aloud to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain....

October 16, 2012 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 2

The Psalms Psalm 9 (CSB) For the choir director: according to Muth-labben. A psalm of David. 1 I will thank the LORD with all my heart; I will declare all your wondrous works. 2 I will rejoice and boast about you; I will sing about your name, Most High. 3 When my enemies retreat, they stumble and perish before you. 4 For you have upheld my just cause; you are seated on your throne as a righteous judge....

October 9, 2012 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Praying Through: Psalm 1

The Psalms Psalm 1 (CSB) 1 How happy is the one who does not walk in the advice of the wicked or stand in the pathway with sinners or sit in the company of mockers! 2 Instead, his delight is in the LORD’s instruction, and he meditates on it day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted beside flowing streams that bears its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither....

October 2, 2012 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan