Praying Through: Psalm 75 Judge

The Psalm

Psalm 75 (CSB)
For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A psalm of Asaph. A song.

1 We give thanks to you, God; we give thanks to you, for your name is near. People tell about your wondrous works.

2 “When I choose a time, I will judge fairly.

3 When the earth and all its inhabitants shake, I am the one who steadies its pillars. Selah

4 I say to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’ and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horn.

5 Do not lift up your horn against heaven or speak arrogantly.’ ”

6 Exaltation does not come from the east, the west, or the desert,

7 for God is the Judge: He brings down one and exalts another.

8 For there is a cup in the LORD’s hand, full of wine blended with spices, and he pours from it. All the wicked of the earth will drink, draining it to the dregs.

9 As for me, I will tell about him forever; I will sing praise to the God of Jacob.

10 “I will cut off all the horns of the wicked, but the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.”

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.

Keep me in your love

  • and keep my heart towards you
  • you are my King Jesus
  • and you are the judge and keeper of my life.