Yesterday’s psalm was written after Judah’s exile to Babylon. Today’s psalm was written during the exile. The psalmist’s words in the first line is the prayer that was answered in Psalm 66:20.
May God be merciful and bless us. May his face smile with favor on us. Psalm 67:1
This prayer reflects the desire of the psalmist’s heart, for himself and his people. To return to an intimate relationship with God.
I have noticed in my own life that my desire for God is the fuel that draws me closer to Him. It may be possible for a person to approach God by “going through the motions”, but to truly experience Him, desire has to be present. Well, that’s my working theory.
Lord, help us to desire you and as we seek you that we will find you. Please make your face shine on us with your favor. Thank you for hearing our prayers God, and never losing track of one of them!
See you tomorrow for Psalm 68