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Prayers on La Playa

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October 25, 2020 8:00 pm

Prayers on La Playa

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October 25, 2020 8:00 pm

During a trip to celebrate our twenty-fifth anniversary, my husband and I read our Bibles on the beach. As vendors passed and called out the prices of their wares, we thanked each one but didn’t buy anything. One vendor, Fernando, smiled wide at my rejection and insisted we consider buying gifts for friends. After I declined his invitation, Fernando packed up and began walking away . . . still grinning. “I pray God will bless your day,” I said.

Fernando turned toward me and said, “He has! Jesus changed my life.” Fernando knelt between our chairs. “I feel His presence here.” He then shared how God had delivered him from drug and alcohol abuse over fourteen years earlier.

My tears flowed as he recited entire poems from the book of Psalms and prayed for us. Together, we praised God and rejoiced in His presence . . . on la playa.

Psalm 148 is a prayer of praise. The psalmist encourages all of creation to “praise the name of the Lord, for at his command [everything was] created” (v. 5), “for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens” (v. 13).

Though God invites us to bring our needs before Him and trust He hears and cares for us, He also delights in prayers of grateful praise wherever we are. Even on the beach.

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Hi there, and welcome to today's encouragement from Our Daily Bread. Today's reading, titled Prayers on La Playa, was written by So Chi Dixon.

During a trip to celebrate our 25th anniversary, my husband and I read our Bibles on the beach. As vendors passed and called out the prices of their wares, we thanked each one but didn't buy anything. One vendor, Fernando, smiled wide at my rejection and insisted we consider buying gifts for friends. After I declined his invitation, Fernando packed up and began walking away, still grinning. I pray God will bless your day, I said. Fernando turned toward me and said, He has. Jesus changed my life.

Fernando knelt between our chairs. I feel his presence here. He then shared how God had delivered him from drug and alcohol abuse more than 14 years earlier. My tears flowed, as he recited entire poems from the Book of Psalms and prayed for us. Together, we praised God and rejoiced in his presence.

On La Playa. Spanish for Beach. Psalm 148 is a prayer of praise. The psalmist encourages all of creation to praise the name of the Lord, for at his command, everything was created.

For his name alone is exalted, his splendor above the earth and the heavens. Though God invites us to bring our needs before him and trust he hears and cares for us, he also delights in prayers and grateful praise wherever we are, even on the beach. Today's Our Daily Bread devotional scripture reading is Psalm 148. Praise the Lord Praise the Lord from the heavens Praise him in the heights above Praise him all his angels Praise him all his heavenly hosts Praise him sun and moon Praise him all you shining stars Praise him you highest heavens And you waters above the skies Let them praise the name of the Lord For at his command they were created And he established them forever and ever He issued a decree that will never pass away Praise the Lord from the earth You great sea creatures in all ocean depths Lightning and hail, snow and clouds Stormy winds that do his bidding You mountains in all hills Fruit trees in all cedars Wild animals in all cattle Small creatures and flying birds Kings of the earth in all nations You princes in all rulers on earth Young men and women Old men and children Let them praise the name of the Lord For his name alone is exalted His splendor is above the earth and the heavens And he raised up for his people a horn The praise of all his faithful servants of Israel The people close to his heart Praise the Lord Let's pray. Dear God, we're told in scripture to pray without ceasing. We pray that we would always have a sense of your presence and always have the channels of communication open with you no matter what time of day it is or where we are. Thank you for the gift of prayer and for filling us with songs of praise to you. It's in Jesus' name we pray, amen. Today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries.
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