Pray the Psalms | 08
Read or listen to Psalm 110.
The Lord says to my Lord:
“Sit at my right hand,
until I make your enemies your footstool.”
The Lord sends forth from Zion
your mighty scepter.
Rule in the midst of your enemies!
Your people will offer themselves freely
on the day of your power,
in holy garments;
from the womb of the morning,
the dew of your youth will be yours.
The Lord has sworn
and will not change his mind,
“You are a priest forever
after the order of Melchizedek.”
The Lord is at your right hand;
he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.
He will execute judgment among the nations,
filling them with corpses;
he will shatter chiefs
over the wide earth.
He will drink from the brook by the way;
therefore he will lift up his head.
Throughout history, God’s people have used psalms to enrich their prayer life. Though we still pray using the book of Psalms, the king language should focus us on Jesus, the true King. Read Psalm 110:1-7 (bolded text) again out loud and use it as your prayer this morning. Vocalizing the psalm may be helpful in making it your prayer.