Read: Psalm 63v1–8
You, God, are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water.
I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.
I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
On my bed I remember you;
I think of you through the watches of the night.
Because you are my help,
I sing in the shadow of your wings.
I cling to you;
your right hand upholds me.
Meditate: This Psalm brings us, in heart and mind, into God’s Temple. In the Old Testament the Temple was a ‘sanctuary’ for God’s people and a constant reminder of God’s majesty. But the Temple in the Old Testament comes into the New Testament in flesh and bones. Jesus himself is the true Temple, the place on earth where the living God dwells with his people, revealing his power and glory.
Pray: Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. For you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I sing for joy! Make these promises, these realities, your prayer throughout the day and through the watches of the night. Cling to them until you realize that it is actually God’s right hand that is holding on to you.
Engage: Spend at least one hour doing something you enjoy.