Praise Habit: Psalm 19

The heavens are telling the glory of God;
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech,
and night to night declares knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words;
their voice is not heard;
yet their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.

In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun,
which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy,
and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them;
and nothing is hidden from its heat.

The law of the Lord is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the decrees of the Lord are sure,
making wise the simple;
the precepts of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is clear,
enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the Lord is pure,
enduring for ever;
the ordinances of the Lord are true
and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey,
and drippings of the honeycomb.

Moreover by them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
But who can detect their errors?
Clear me from hidden faults.
Keep back your servant also from the insolent;
do not let them have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
and innocent of great transgression.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable to you,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Psalm 19 (NRSV)

There is such an exaltation of God as his fame is displayed. Not only do we see the Glory of God visibly displayed, but we hear it. It is not words and speech we hear, but rather the voice of the day and the proclamation of the night that echo in all the world.

Creation exists for our God, and this same God speaks that we might be be revived. He leads us, guides us, directs us, and enlightens us. by His words. He cares enough to teach us the fear-of-the-Lord and righteousness. I am revived, corrected, and warned by these God words.

Therefore:

Clear me of hidden faults, and in my depths, my heart and mind, let all that passes, traverses and lives in these halls be for Your pleasure, just as Your creation is.

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