Oct. 8: Psalm 93

Burk Parsons
A Prayer from Psalm 93

John Calvin: "In this then consists the glory of God, that he governs mankind according to his will. It is said that he clothes himself with majesty and strength; not that we ought to imagine that there is any thing in him which is derived from another, but it is intended by the effect and indubitable experience to show his wisdom and righteousness in the government of mankind."

O LORD, God Almighty,

You reign forever. You are robed in majesty and have put on strength as your belt. Because you have established the world, it shall never be moved. And because you have established us we will never be moved. Your throne is established from of old, and you are from everlasting to everlasting.

O LORD, the floods have lifted up their roaring voices all around us. But mightier than the thunders of many waters and mightier than the waves of the sea, you, O LORD, are mighty on high and we hope in you alone.

You have graciously led us to repentance, and we confess our sin to you. Cleanse us from all unrighteousness, we pray, O Lord, for you are faithful and just, gracious and compassionate to us according to your tender mercies.

Your decrees are trustworthy. Holiness surrounds your house forevermore. May you bless us and keep us in your house, forever, by your grace and for your glory, in the name of Christ, we pray, amen.