Psalm 128: Praying Through The Psalms


Blessed is everyone who fears Yahweh, who walks in his ways. For you will eat the labor of your hands. You will be happy, and it will be well with you (Ps. 128:1-2).

O Lord, it is good to fear your holy name. Fear of you is the beginning of wisdom. Blessed is the person who walks in your ways and obeys your righteous decrees.

When one trusts in you, they will prosper in all that they do. Their work in the Lord will not return void, but will bring a harvest of righteousness to the world around them. Let’s continue to labor for the Lord, both in our secular jobs and in spreading the gospel throughout the world.

Your wife will be as a fruitful vine in the innermost parts of your house, your children like olive shoots around your table. Behold, this is how the man who fears Yahweh is blessed (Ps. 128:3-4).

Heavenly Father, when we obey your law and share the good news that God saves sinners to those around us, our own family will be blessed. Our loved ones will grow in Christlikeness because of our commitment to you. When we lead well, our spouses and children will follow.

They will grow like olive shoots and produce the fruit of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Give us the strength, courage, and wisdom to lead our families well so that your glory and honor will be fully known.

May Yahweh bless you out of Zion, and may you see the good of Jerusalem all the days of your life. Yes, may you see your children’s children. Peace be upon Israel (Ps. 128:5-6).

Heavenly Father, Zion is our ultimate home. On this earth, we are just sojourners passing through. As we live on this journey, may you continue to bless us all the days of our lives.

I will continue to teach my children the ways of the Lord. I will instill upon them your righteous law and the gospel–the good news that God saves sinners. Future generations will be blessed when we share your story to this broken world. May you reign in our hearts forever, Prince of peace. Amen.

Prayer written by Chad A. Damitz

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