Praying Through: Psalm 87 Dwelling

The Psalm

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.”

5 And it will be said of Zion, “This one and that one were born in her.” The Most High himself will establish her.

6 When he registers the peoples, the LORD will record, “This one was born there.” Selah

7 Singers and dancers alike will say, “My whole source of joy is in you.”

The Prayer


Where is my home

  • and my heart
  • and my love
  • and my belongings
  • and my rest?

None other

  • than your Blessed Son
  • who is my King of kings
  • but who is my friend
  • and my oldest brother
  • and my love and satisfaction.

You have proven yourself over

  • time and time again
  • that you are mine
  • and I am yours
  • forevermore.

And there is nothing

  • that can harm me
  • hurt me
  • damage me
  • or separate me
  • from your precious love.

You are my God

  • and my Christ
  • my keeper
  • and my Lord
  • You are exalted
  • far above
  • all of my gods.

I will exalt you

  • till my last heartbeat
  • till my dying breath
  • till my final thought
  • I will worship you
  • I will glorify you
  • forever.