Read Psalm 53 today.
What seems to be troubling the psalmist?
What is it that seems to bring him peace?
What does the psalmist say will happen to the “fools” who don’t acknowledge God?
God will bring salvation to those who acknowledge him and seek him.
As you reflect on this, pray in these ways and any other way the Holy Spirit leads.
Pray for the fools who say in their hearts, “there is no god,” that they might come to acknowledge God their creator.
Pray for God’s people who are facing affliction from those who do not acknowledge him.
Pray for people you know personally who don’t acknowledge God.
Pray for areas in your own life where you are hesitant to acknowledge God.
Thank God for his promises to his people.
Pray that God would continually remind you of his promise of salvation.
The Wickedness of the World
For the Pure and Shining One
A contemplative song of instruction To the tune of “The Dancings of Mourning”
1 Only the withering soul would say to himself,
“There’s no God for me!”
Anyone who thinks like that is corrupt and callous;
depraved and detestable, they are devoid of what is good.
2 The Lord looks down in love, bending over heaven’s balcony.
God looks over all of Adam’s sons and daughters,
looking to see if there are any who are wise with insight--
any who search for him, wanting to please him.
3 But no, all have wandered astray, walking stubbornly toward evil.
Not one is good; he can’t even find one!
4 Look how they live in luxury while exploiting my people.
Won’t these workers of wickedness ever learn!
They never even think of praying to God.
5 Soon, unheard-of terror will seize them while in their sins.
God himself will one day scatter the bones
of those who rose up against you.
Doomed and rejected, they will be put to shame,
for God has despised them.
6 Oh, I wish our time of rescue were already here.
Oh, that God would come forth now --
arising from the midst of his Zion-people
to save and restore his very own.
When God fully restores his people,
Jacob will rejoice, and Israel will be filled with gladness!