Praying Through: Psalm 66

The Psalm

Psalm 66 (CSB)
For the choir director. A song. A psalm.

1 Let the whole earth shout joyfully to God!

2 Sing about the glory of his name; make his praise glorious.

3 Say to God, “How awe-inspiring are your works! Your enemies will cringe before you because of your great strength.

4 The whole earth will worship you and sing praise to you. They will sing praise to your name.” Selah

5 Come and see the wonders of God; his acts for humanity are awe-inspiring.

6 He turned the sea into dry land, and they crossed the river on foot. There we rejoiced in him.

7 He rules forever by his might; he keeps his eye on the nations. The rebellious should not exalt themselves. Selah

8 Bless our God, you peoples; let the sound of his praise be heard.

9 He keeps us alive and does not allow our feet to slip.

10 For you, God, tested us; you refined us as silver is refined.

11 You lured us into a trap; you placed burdens on our backs.

12 You let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us out to abundance.

13 I will enter your house with burnt offerings; I will pay you my vows

14 that my lips promised and my mouth spoke during my distress.

15 I will offer you fattened sheep as burnt offerings, with the fragrant smoke of rams; I will sacrifice bulls with goats. Selah

16 Come and listen, all who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for me.

17 I cried out to him with my mouth, and praise was on my tongue.

18 If I had been aware of malice in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.

19 However, God has listened; he has paid attention to the sound of my prayer.

20 Blessed be God! He has not turned away my prayer or turned his faithful love from me.

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.

Nothing stopped you

  • you set your love on me
  • you sent your Son after me
  • you gave your Spirit to seal me
  • your grace keeps me
  • your mercy secures me
  • your righteousness is mine.

There is none like you

  • because you are the only God
  • who saves.