Today’s devotional is praying Psalm 77 which feels very prescient. Do join in using the text below:

Psalm 77

1    I cry aloud to God;  ♦

I cry aloud to God and he will hear me.

2    In the day of my trouble I have sought the Lord;  ♦

by night my hand is stretched out and does not tire;

    my soul refuses comfort.

3    I think upon God and I groan;  ♦

I ponder, and my spirit faints.

4    You will not let my eyelids close;  ♦

I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

5    I consider the days of old;  ♦

I remember the years long past;

6    I commune with my heart in the night;  ♦

my spirit searches for understanding.

7    Will the Lord cast us off for ever?  ♦

Will he no more show us his favour?

8    Has his loving mercy clean gone for ever?  ♦

Has his promise come to an end for evermore?

9    Has God forgotten to be gracious?  ♦

Has he shut up his compassion in displeasure?

10  And I said, ‘My grief is this:  ♦

that the right hand of the Most High has lost its strength.’

11  I will remember the works of the Lord  ♦

and call to mind your wonders of old time.

12  I will meditate on all your works  ♦

and ponder your mighty deeds.

13  Your way, O God, is holy;  ♦

who is so great a god as our God?

14  You are the God who worked wonders  ♦

and declared your power among the peoples.

15  With a mighty arm you redeemed your people,  ♦

the children of Jacob and Joseph.

16  The waters saw you, O God;

    the waters saw you and were afraid;  ♦

the depths also were troubled.

17  The clouds poured out water; the skies thundered;  ♦

your arrows flashed on every side;

18  The voice of your thunder was in the whirlwind;

    your lightnings lit up the ground;  ♦

the earth trembled and shook.

19  Your way was in the sea, and your paths in the great waters,  ♦

but your footsteps were not known.

20  You led your people like sheep  ♦

by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

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