Father, I pray the words of this Psalm for myself, and my loved ones.
I give You praise!
Blessed am I because I fear You – have an earnest respect for You – and delight in knowing and obeying Your commands. May my children be mighty in the futures You have promised them. May they live uprightly so their generation will be blessed.
Thank You that I possess wealth and riches. Perhaps not as the world recognizes wealth and riches, but as You count them. And thank You that Your righteousness remains with me forever.
Even in the dark and challenging times we find ourselves in, let me live in Your light as You give me grace and compassion to deal with whatever comes. Your goodness pours into my life. Let me generously pass that goodness on to others. I will seek Your justice in conducting my affairs and act in accordance.
As I have planted my faith in You, I will never be shaken. The circumstances of the world will not make me fall apart. Keep my heart strong even in the face of bad news, so I will not fear. And draw me ever closer to You, who I trust completely.
Because I know that You win in the end, my heart and mind are secure. I know that at the end of the age, when You return, all Your foes will be vanquished, and I will look triumphantly on those enemies.
I will send my service and prayers and financial support to the poor, here and around the world. Let Your righteousness done through me be remembered forever. And my family be remembered honorably. Amen