Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 86:1-17. Psalm 86 is a Prayer of David. David cried out to the LORD to hear his prayer. He admitted that he is poor and needy and asked God to preserve his soul. David declared that he is a servant of God and trusts in Him. David asked God to be merciful to him. He said he cries out to God daily. Do you pray to God daily?
David declared that God is good, ready to forgive, and ready to show mercy to all those who call on Him. God loves us. He is willing and ready to forgive us. He wants us to come to Him in prayer with our cares and concerns. David knew God would hear and answer his prayers. He knew he could call out to God when he was in trouble. David completely trusted in God.
David gave glory to God saying, “There are no other gods like You and no other works greater than Yours. All nations will bow down and worship God and glorify Your name.” David requested that God teach him His ways. David promised to walk in God’s truth and praise His name forever. David asked God to unite his heart with His.
David knew his enemy was trying to destroy him, but He trusted God to protect him. He praised God for his compassion, long-suffering, graciousness, truth, comfort, and mercy.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [[A Prayer of David.]] Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.
2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.
4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
6 Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.
7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.
8 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.
9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.
10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.
11 Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.
12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.
13 For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.
14 O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.
15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.
17 Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me.
Things to think about:
- Do you thank God for all His attributes, like David did? For what attributes do you thank Him?
- How often do you pray to God?
- Do you cry out to God when you need help? What are some times in your life when you especially needed God’s help?
- What are some other things we can talk to God about when we pray, other than asking Him for help?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for the Scripture in Psalm 86. David reminds us of Your mercy, truth, compassion, comfort, graciousness, and long-suffering. LORD we thank You for all the blessings You bestow on us. You are a loving and kind God. Help us to spend time praying to You daily, as David did. Help us not to only cry out when we are in trouble, but to acknowledge who You are and all You do for us, when we pray. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 3 Chapters 61-90
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About the book:
The Book of Psalms: Part 3 Chapters 61-90 by Deborah H. Bateman is 28th book in the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book of Psalms contains 150 chapters. Deborah divided The Book of Psalms into five books to make it easier to read and study. Each book contains approximately thirty chapters from the book of Psalms.
Psalm 119 has already been published in a book by itself called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.
The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from his enemies.
The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.
The Book of Psalms: Part 3 Chapters 61-90 contains fifty Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or group studies.
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