Your Faithfulness Reaches the Clouds

This meditation is based on a passage for February 27, 2011 in the Daily Lectionary Year 1 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).

Text: Psalm 108

Reflection and Question: I know that the feeling of joy is the fuel for the engine of my soul to enact God’s will in the world. And the main feeling that shines forth from this psalm is joy. The last few verses turn praise into a petition to God to give help to the warrior, but the rest of the poem expresses utter joy at the active presence of God’s power and love. The New Revised Standard Version notes point out that this psalm draws on Psalms 57 and 60. This makes sense to me because I do the same: I express joy with well known Bible verses and then I ask God for what I want. When have your prayers been guided by joy?

Prayer: I will give thanks to you, O God, among the peoples,
For your steadfast love is higher than the heavens,
And your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Amen.