“A Day in Thy Courts”
Read Psalm 84
The sanctuary—the place where God’s people meet to sing praises, to renew covenant obedience, to be instructed in God’s word—is filled with the best of associations. The concentration of memory and meaning that takes place there makes it more desirable than any other place.
PRAYER: Lord God, you are sun and shield: the light of your word gives meaning to what I experience, the strength of your presence provides protection against despair. I thank you for hours of worship when I can listen again to that word and reaffirm that presence, even in Jesus Christ. Amen.
By Eugene Peterson, “A Year with the Psalms” p. 125