Psalm 63

Pray by longing for God.

 


 

PRAY BY LONGING FOR GOD

A Psalm by David, when he was in the desert of Judah.

 

VERSE 1. God, you are my God. I will earnestly seek you. My soul thirsts for you. My flesh longs for you, in a dry and weary land, where there is no water.

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I will earnestly seek you. Do you seek after more of God? Are you a seeker?

thirsts for you. Our heroes of the faith hungered and thirsted for the living God. How can you become more hungry for God? More thirsty for God? Read more »

My flesh longs for you. Our heroes of the faith hungered and thirsted for the living God. How can you become more hungry for God? More thirsty for God? Read more »

 

VERSE 2. So I have seen you in the sanctuary, watching your power and your glory.

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I have seen you:

Psalm 63:2. So I have seen you in the sanctuary, watching your power and your glory.

Psalm 73:1. Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.

Matthew 5:8. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

watching your power. Have you seen the power of God?

watching your … glory. Have you seen the glory of God?

 

VERSE 3. Because your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you.

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your loving kindness is better than life. Is God’s love more important to you than your own life?

 

VERSE 4. So I will bless you while I live. I will lift up my hands in your name.

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I will bless you. Most Christians ask God to bless them. However, the biblical norm is that we bless God.

while I live. That is, “all my life.”

lift up my hands. In the Bible, lifting your hands when you pray is the norm. Most Pentecostals and Charismatics do that. But strangely, few other Christians do. Read more »

 

VERSE 5. My soul shall be satisfied as with the richest food. My mouth shall praise you with joyful lips,

NASB translation. My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.

KJV translation. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:

This verse is fantastic! Would you consider memorizing it? More great verses to memorize from the Psalms and from the entire Bible.

with joyful lips. Lots of Christian believers do NOT have joy. For them, faith in Jesus Christ is a duty and an obligation. Their faith-life is drudgery, and they seem sad.

Others Christians have been weaponized into a culture war. They rage out against anybody they disagree with.

 

VERSE 6. when I remember you on my bed, and think about you in the night watches.

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I remember you on my bed. That is, “I lie awake thinking of you” (NLT translation).

think about you in the night watches. That is, “meditating on you through the night” (NLT translation).

 

VERSE 7. For you have been my help. I will rejoice in the shadow of your wings.

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VERSE 8. My soul stays close to you. Your right hand holds me up.

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My soul stays close to you. Do you cling to God?

right hand. The Bible often mentions “the right hand” of God. That is a position of power and honor. We believe it refers to Jesus Christ. More verses about the right hand.

 

VERSE 9. But those who seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

 

VERSE 10. They shall be given over to the power of the sword. They shall be jackal food.

 

VERSE 11. But the king shall rejoice in God. Everyone who swears by him will praise him, for the mouth of those who speak lies shall be silenced.

 


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