Gay Christian Devotion
Psalm 63 (King James Version)
1O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
2To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
3Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
4Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.
5My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:
6When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
7Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
8My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
9But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
10They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.
11But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.
This is the psalm for an awesome day. When you are having an awesome day, this can be your prayer of praise. Most of the psalms up to this psalm have been bad day psalms - a combination of urgent prayer requests and praise. This is pure praise, because God has answered the psalmist's prayers. There are days when our hearts and our voices echo pure praise. And like the psalmist, we find it much easier to praise the Lord when things are going well for us, when we can see the recent things God has done for us.