Today's Verse: Psalm 42:8

Sunday, August 21, 2022

By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me — a prayer to the God of my life.
— Psalm 42:8

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

I have always loved music. To this day, songs help unlock the part of me that is most yielded to God. It helps me declare my love for him and my praise to him. But as the psalmist says, his song is with me at night, especially on those nights when sleep is hard to come by. Even when I can't remember what I dreamed in the night, I often awaken to a praise song that had been sung over me, with me, and by me in my sleep — "at night his song is with me — a prayer to the God of my life ... the Lord [who] directs his love" to me!

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My Prayer...

O God of my life, thank you for music and song. Thank you for giving me so many good things to sing joyfully about. Thank you for hearing my heart when I sing and not just my words and the song's melody. I long, dear Father, for the day I get to hear you sing and I join the heavenly chorus around your throne. Until then, fill my life with your song. Through Jesus' name I ask it. Amen.

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Illustration of Psalm 42:8 — By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me — a prayer to the God of my life.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.