Psalm 137 – A Great Psalm on this Memorial Day Weekend

Posted on May 30, 2022 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters

Here is a great paraphrase of Psalm 137 that is very fitting for this Memorial Day weekend. It comes from Psalms Now by Leslie Brandt:

How grateful we are, O God,
   for our great country
  for the blessings You lavish upon our land!
How concerned we are, O God,
  that our very nation may become our god
  and that we worship the gifts rather than the Giver!

Is it possible, O God,
  that our laws may circumvent Your will?
  that our freedom may place chains on others?
  that our wealth impoverish someone?
  that our power may came by way of another’s weakness?
  that our enemies may be those who are obedient to You?

Dare we pray, O God,
   that You take away those things that come between us and You?
   that You raise up men who will oppose those institutions and those citizens
   who carelessly, even unconsciously, equate patriotism with allegiance to You?

We do pray, O God,
   that our nation be restored to YOUR objectives
  and that Your children who abide in this land
  dedicate their lives to You and Your purposes.

Hear our prayer, O Lord, on this Sunday before Memorial Day. Please hear our prayer and revive our land. – Bill Welte is President and CEO of America’s Keswick

Written by Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 12 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.

Think About This: “If you want to experience the life of Jesus, you have to adopt the lifestyle of Jesus.” ― John Mark Comer

The Daily Bible Reading: 1 Chronicles 28-29John 11:45-57| You can download our 2022 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” 1 Corinthians 1:10

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