Grateful

When you are grateful, pray this psalm to God, expressing honestly your deepest feelings.

Psalm 9

I'm thanking you, God, from a full heart,
     I'm writing the book on your wonders.
I'm whistling, laughing, and jumping for joy;
     I'm singing your song, High God.

 

God's a safe-house for the battered,
     a sanctuary during bad times.
The moment you arrive, you relax:
     you're never sorry you knocked.

 

Be kind to me, God;
     I've been kicked around long enough.
Once you've pulled me back
     from the gates of death,
I'll write the book on Hallelujahs;
     on the corner of Main and First
     I'll hold a street meeting;
I'll be the song leader; we'll fill the air
     with salvation songs.

Psalm 9, THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language. Copyright © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. Used with permission.

Back to Praying the Psalms.

Related Resources

No related resources.

View All

Untitled 1

You are invited . . .

Join us on March 1 in observing the World Day of Prayer. Wherever your desire for prayer begins, we invite you to join with persons around the world for an intentional Day of Prayer on Friday, March 1, 2019.