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