Guideposts Executive Editor Rick Hamlin shares how to pray Psalm 117.
[MUSIC PLAYING] Hi. It's Rick Hamlin, Psalm 117. Here it is, the shortest psalm, and it comes almost right before the longest psalm, Psalm 119. Well, there is one word here used at least three times in this short song, and it gives you the essence of what prayer can be.
"Oh, praise the Lord all Ye nations. Praise him all Ye people. For his merciful kindness is great toward us, and the truth of the Lord endures forever. Praise Ye the Lord."
I was thinking about when my father was in the hospital, there was this wonderful nurse, and she would sing all the time she was working. Often, they were hymns, and sometimes they were hymns that I knew, so I would catch her, and I tried to join her as I was sitting there with my father. Well, the work was obviously hard to be working in the hospice situation, caring for dying patients. And you wonder why she could stay so cheerful. In the midst of her work, she was praising the Lord.
"Oh, praise the Lord all Ye nations. Praise him all Ye people. Praise Ye the Lord." Psalm 117.