Psalm 146 New Living Translation
Praise the Lord! Let all that I am praise the Lord.
I will praise the Lord as long as I live.
I will sing praises to my God with my dying breath.
Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there.
When they breathe their last, they return to the earth, and all their plans die with them.
But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in the Lord their God.
He made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them.
He keeps every promise forever.
He gives justice to the oppressed and food to the hungry.
The Lord frees the prisoners.
The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord lifts up those who are weighed down.
The Lord loves the godly.
The Lord protects the foreigners among us.
He cares for the orphans and widows,
but he frustrates the plans of the wicked.
The Lord will reign forever.
He will be your God, O Jerusalem, throughout the generations.
Praise the Lord!
You are worthy to be praised!
Help us not to have overly high expectations of others, for we are all sons and daughters of Adam, vulnerable and broken beings whose plans will perish in a short space of time. Let us, instead, rely wholly on You, Lord, for You hold true to Your promises and Your Word is eternal.
You, alone, breathed into us the breath of life and You, the Creator of all things, supply us with all our needs.
Lord, You are worthy of our praise, our worship, our gratitude and our love!
In Jesus Name, Amen.
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