Praying Through: Psalm 99 Awe

The Psalm

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.

5 Exalt the LORD our God; bow in worship at his footstool. He is holy.

6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests; Samuel also was among those calling on his name. They called to the LORD and he answered them.

7 He spoke to them in a pillar of cloud; they kept his decrees and the statutes he gave them.

8 LORD our God, you answered them. You were a forgiving God to them, but an avenger of their sinful actions.

9 Exalt the LORD our God; bow in worship at his holy mountain, for the LORD our God is holy.

The Prayer


You are gracious and kind

  • and my heart is limited

You are merciful and loving

  • and my soul can only bear so much

You dwell in me

  • and I have spent most of life
  • rejecting you

You are glorious

  • and I tightly squint my eyes
  • because they ache from your light

I have seen your great power and might

  • and rarely do I believe

You alone are awe-inspiring

  • and I often settle for less

Yet, I am yours

  • and you are mine
  • forever