Praying Through: Psalm 84 Home

The Psalm

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.

4 How happy are those who reside in your house, who praise you continually. Selah

5 Happy are the people whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.

6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a source of spring water; even the autumn rain will cover it with blessings.

7 They go from strength to strength; each appears before God in Zion.

8 LORD God of Armies, hear my prayer; listen, God of Jacob. Selah

9 Consider our shield, God; look on the face of your anointed one.

10 Better a day in your courts than a thousand anywhere else. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God than live in the tents of wicked people.

11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield. The LORD grants favor and honor; he does not withhold the good from those who live with integrity.

12 Happy is the person who trusts in you, LORD of Armies!

The Prayer


You are my joy

  • my haven
  • my safe place
  • my comfort in my desperate time of need.

You are the only place

  • I can go to
  • when I am hurt
  • lonely
  • scared
  • ashamed
  • cold
  • and you will bring me in
  • bring me close to your heart
  • and let me heal and be restored
  • and cared for and soothed
  • all the days of my life.

You are my great God in heaven

  • I will forever praise your holy name.