Personalized Scripture Prayer: Psalm 84
How lovely is your dwelling place, LORD Almighty! Our souls yearn, even faint, for your courts, LORD; our hearts and our flesh cry out for you, the living God.
Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young– a place near your altar, LORD Almighty, our King and our God.
Blessed are we who dwell in your house; we are ever praising you.
Blessed are we whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
As we pass through the Valley of Baka, we make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools.
We go from strength to strength, till each of us appears before you, God, in Zion.
Hear our prayers, LORD God Almighty; listen to us, God of Jacob.
Look on our shield, O God; look with favor on your anointed one.
Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; we would rather be doorkeepers in your house, our God, than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
For you. LORD God, are a sun and shield; you, LORD, bestow favor and honor; no good thing do you withhold from us whose walks are blameless.
LORD Almighty, blessed are we who trust in you.