52 Workday Prayers: Psalm 7 - Giving Thanks and Praise to God
I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness;
I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.
Thank you, Lord, for your righteousness. Your character is righteous through and through. Everything you do is right . . . the very best.
Yet you do not hoard your righteousness. Rather, in your grace and mercy, you share it, calling us to be righteous, giving us the gift of your righteousness through Christ, helping us to live in right relationship with you and with others.
I sing your praise because you are the Lord Most High, the God above all “gods,” the Beauty beyond all beauties, the Truth undergirding all truths, the Love all loves excelling. You are exalted about the heavens, worthy of all praise from all creation.
May you be praised this day, not only in my words and songs, but in my thoughts and actions. Let my work reflect your righteousness and give you glory. Amen.
Ponder Throughout the Day
The Lord is exalted above everything else. He is Lord of all.
For Further Reflection
Read all of Psalm 7, paying attention to what the Spirit of God is stirring up in your heart, especially in relationship to your work. Talk with God about what you are thinking and feeling.
You might also reflect on the following passage from 2 Corinthians:
God made [Christ] who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. - 2 Corinthians 5:21
This prayer is part of a collection: 52 Workday Prayers: Learn from the Psalms How to Pray through Your Work. To purchase this devotional and small group guide, visit the De Pree Center store.