Friday, October 20, 2017

Oraciones para Magnificar al Señor: Salmo 92

Como palmeras florecen los justos;

    como cedros del Líbano crecen.

Plantados en la casa del Señor,

    florecen en los atrios de nuestro Dios.



Para más estudio: Job 12:13-25

Lectura nocturna: Juan 20

Prayers to Magnify the Lord: Psalm 92

The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree,

He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Those who are planted in the house of the Lord

Shall flourish in the courts of our God.



For further study: Job 12:13-25

Night reading: John 20

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Oraciones para Magnificar al Señor: Salmo 91

Pues te cubrirá con sus plumas

    y bajo sus alas hallarás refugio.

    ¡Su verdad será tu escudo y tu baluarte!

No temerás el terror de la noche,

    ni la flecha que vuela de día,

ni la peste que acecha en las sombras

    ni la plaga que destruye a mediodía.



Para más estudio: Efesios 6:10-18

Lectura nocturna: Juan 19

Prayers to Magnify the Lord: Psalm 91

He shall cover you with His feathers,

And under His wings you shall take refuge;

His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,

Nor of the arrow that flies by day,

Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,

Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.



For further study: Ephesians 6:10-18

Night reading: John 19

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Oraciones para Magnificar al Señor: Salmo 86

Reconforta el espíritu de tu siervo,

    porque a ti, Señor, elevo mi alma.

Tú, Señor, eres bueno y perdonador;

    grande es tu amor por todos los que te invocan.

Presta oído, Señor, a mi oración;

    atiende a la voz de mi clamor.

En el día de mi angustia te invoco,

    porque tú me respondes.




Para más estudio: Éxodo 15:6-13

Lectura nocturna: Juan 18

Prayers to Magnify the Lord: Psalm 86

Be merciful to me, O Lord,

For I cry to You all day long.

Rejoice the soul of Your servant,

For to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive,

And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.



For further study: Exodus 15:6-13

Night reading: John 18

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Oraciones para Magnificar al Señor: Salmo 85

Voy a escuchar lo que Dios el Señor dice:

    él promete paz a su pueblo y a sus fieles,

    siempre y cuando no se vuelvan a la necedad.

Muy cercano está para salvar a los que le temen,

    para establecer su gloria en nuestra tierra.



Para más estudio: Isaías 46:8-13

Lectura nocturna: Juan 17

Prayers to Magnify the Lord: Psalm 85

I will hear what God the Lord will speak,

For He will speak peace

To His people and to His saints;

But let them not turn back to folly.

Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him,

That glory may dwell in our land.



For further study: Isaiah 46:8-13

Night reading: John 17

Monday, October 16, 2017

Oraciones para Magnificar al Señor: Salmo 84

Vale más pasar un día en tus atrios

    que mil fuera de ellos;

prefiero cuidar la entrada de la casa de mi Dios

    que habitar entre los impíos.

El Señor es sol y escudo;

    Dios nos concede honor y gloria.

El Señor brinda generosamente su bondad

    a los que se conducen sin tacha.




Para más estudio: Génesis 15:1-6

Lectura nocturna: Juan 16

Prayers to Magnify the Lord: Psalm 84

For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand.

I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God

Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

For the Lord God is a sun and shield;

The Lord will give grace and glory;

No good thing will He withhold

From those who walk uprightly.



For further study: Genesis 15:1-6

Night reading: John 16

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Oraciones para Magnificar al Señor: Salmo 76

Tú, y solo tú, eres de temer.

    ¿Quién puede hacerte frente

    cuando se enciende tu enojo?

Desde el cielo diste a conocer tu veredicto;

    la tierra, temerosa, guardó silencio

cuando tú, oh Dios, te levantaste para juzgar,

    para salvar a los pobres de la tierra. 



Para más estudio: Romanos 9:10-24

Lectura nocturna: Juan 15

Prayers to Magnify the Lord: Psalm 76

You, Yourself, are to be feared;

And who may stand in Your presence

When once You are angry?

You caused judgment to be heard from heaven;

The earth feared and was still,

When God arose to judgment,

To deliver all the oppressed of the earth. 



For further study: Romans 9:10-24

Night reading: John 15

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Oraciones para Magnificar al Señor: Salmo 70

Pero que todos los que te buscan

    se alegren en ti y se regocijen;

que los que aman tu salvación digan siempre:

    «¡Sea Dios exaltado!»



Para estudio adicional: 2 Samuel 7:18-29

Lectura nocturna: Juan 14

Prayers to Magnify the Lord: Psalm 70

Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;

And let those who love Your salvation say continually,

“Let God be magnified!”



For further study: 2 Samuel 7:18-29

Night reading: John 14

Friday, October 13, 2017

Oraciones para Magnificar al Señor: Salmo 67

Que te alaben, oh Dios, los pueblos;

    que todos los pueblos te alaben.

Alégrense y canten con júbilo las naciones,

    porque tú las gobiernas con rectitud;

    ¡tú guías a las naciones de la tierra! 




Para estudio adicional: Números 6:22-27

Lectura nocturna: Juan 13

Prayers to Magnify the Lord: Psalm 67

Let the peoples praise You, O God;

Let all the peoples praise You.

Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy!

For You shall judge the people righteously,

And govern the nations on earth. 



For further study: Numbers 6:22-27

Night reading: John 13

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Oraciones para Magnificar al Señor: Salmo 66

Díganle a Dios:

    «¡Cuán imponentes son tus obras!

Es tan grande tu poder

    que tus enemigos mismos se rinden ante ti.

Toda la tierra se postra en tu presencia,

    y te cantan salmos;

    cantan salmos a tu nombre». 


Salmo 66

Para más estudio: Éxodo 14:21-31


Lectura nocturna: Juan 12

Prayers to Magnify the Lord: Psalm 66

Say to God,

“How awesome are Your works!

Through the greatness of Your power

Your enemies shall submit themselves to You.

All the earth shall worship You

And sing praises to You;

They shall sing praises to Your name.” 


Psalm 66

For further study: Exodus 14:21-31

Night reading: John 12

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Oraciones para Magnificar al Señor: Salmo 48

Dentro de tu templo, oh Dios,

    meditamos en tu gran amor.

Tu alabanza, oh Dios, como tu nombre,

    llega a los confines de la tierra;

    tu derecha está llena de justicia.



Para estudio adicional: Filipenses 4:4-13

Lectura nocturna: Juan 11

Prayers to Magnify the Lord: Psalm 48

We have thought, O God, on Your lovingkindness,

In the midst of Your temple.

According to Your name, O God,

So is Your praise to the ends of the earth;

Your right hand is full of righteousness.



For further study: Philippians 4:4-13

Night reading: John 11

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Oraciones para Magnificar al Señor: Salmo 47

Dios el Señor ha ascendido

    entre gritos de alegría y toques de trompeta.

Canten salmos a Dios, cántenle salmos;

    canten, cántenle salmos a nuestro rey.



Para estudio adicional: 1 Pedro 1:3-9

Lectura nocturna: Juan 10

Prayers to Magnify the Lord: Psalm 47

God has gone up with a shout,

The Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

Sing praises to God, sing praises!

Sing praises to our King, sing praises!



For further study: 1 Peter 1:3-9

Night reading: John 10

Monday, October 9, 2017

Oraciones para Magnificar al Señor: Salmo 46

Hay un río cuyas corrientes alegran la ciudad de Dios,

    la santa habitación del Altísimo.

Dios está en ella, la ciudad no caerá;

    al rayar el alba Dios le brindará su ayuda.



Para más estudio: Isaías 2:12-19

Lectura nocturna: Juan 9

Prayers to Magnify the Lord: Psalm 46

There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,

The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.

God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;

God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.



For further study: Isaiah 2:12-19

Night reading: John 9

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Oraciones para Magnificar al Señor: Salmo 43

Envía tu luz y tu verdad;

    que ellas me guíen a tu monte santo,

    que me lleven al lugar donde tú habitas.



Para mayor estudio: Juan 12:23-36

Lectura nocturna: Juan 8

Prayers to Magnify the Lord: Psalm 43

Oh, send out Your light and Your truth!

Let them lead me;

Let them bring me to Your holy hill

And to Your tabernacle.



For further study: John 12:23-36

Night reading: John 8

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Oraciones para Magnificar al Señor: Salmo 36

Tú, Señor, cuidas de hombres y animales;

    ¡cuán precioso, oh Dios, es tu gran amor!

Todo ser humano halla refugio

    a la sombra de tus alas.

Se sacian de la abundancia de tu casa;

    les das a beber de tu río de deleites.

Porque en ti está la fuente de la vida,

    y en tu luz podemos ver la luz.



Para estudio adicional: 1 Pedro 2:4-10

Lectura nocturna: Juan 7

Prayers to Magnify the Lord: Psalm 36

How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!

Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.

They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house,

And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.

For with You is the fountain of life;

In Your light we see light.



For further study: 1 Peter 2:4-10

Night reading: John 7

Friday, October 6, 2017

Oraciones para Magnificar al Señor: Salmo 29

La voz del Señor está sobre las aguas;

    resuena el trueno del Dios de la gloria;

    el Señor está sobre las aguas impetuosas.

La voz del Señor resuena potente;

    la voz del Señor resuena majestuosa.



Para más estudios: Job 37

Lectura nocturna: Juan 6

Prayers to Magnify the Lord: Psalm 29

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;

The God of glory thunders;

The Lord is over many waters.

The voice of the Lord is powerful;

The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.



For further study: Job 37

Night reading: John 6

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Oraciones para Magnificar al Señor: Salmo 24

Eleven, puertas, sus dinteles;

    levántense, puertas antiguas,

    que va a entrar el Rey de la gloria.

¿Quién es este Rey de la gloria?

    El Señor, el fuerte y valiente,

    el Señor, el valiente guerrero.




Para más estudio: Apocalipsis 19:11-16

Lectura nocturna: Juan 5

Prayers to Magnify the Lord: Psalm 24

Lift up your heads, O you gates!

And be lifted up, you everlasting doors!

And the King of glory shall come in.

Who is this King of glory?

The Lord strong and mighty,

The Lord mighty in battle!



For further study: Revelation 19:11-16

Night Reading: John 5

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Oraciones para Magnificar al Señor: Salmo 21

Te pidió vida, se la concediste:

    una vida larga y duradera.

Por tus victorias se acrecentó su gloria;

    lo revestiste de honor y majestad.

Has hecho de él manantial de bendiciones;

    tu presencia lo ha llenado de alegría.



Para estudio adicional: 2 Samuel 7:18-29

Lectura nocturna: Juan 4

Prayers to Magnify the Lord: Psalm 21

He asked life from You, and You gave it to him—

Length of days forever and ever.

His glory is great in Your salvation;

Honor and majesty You have placed upon him.

For You have made him most blessed forever;

You have made him exceedingly glad with Your presence.



For further study: 2 Samuel 7:18-29

Night reading: John 4

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

A Cold-hearted Answer from Jesus Concerning the Las Vegas Shooting?

There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.” – Luke 13:1-5

I debated with the Lord when He pointed out this scripture to me this morning, because I knew exactly what it referred to. This is a tough bit of scripture and a very hard truth to swallow. It does not thrill me that many will not be pleased by this, but the truth of the Word of God must be exalted.

When tragedy or calamity strikes we always say things like, “keep those families and those injured in our prayers,” “remember the victims and their families in our prayers,” or “be with the victims and the families.”

Those are compassionate responses, but what substance is behind them? That question won’t sit well with some of you, but the response of Jesus probably wouldn’t either. In fact, to many, Jesus’ response seems downright cold, yet it is the most gracious and loving response that could possibly be given.

You see, when tragedy, which has become all too common in our world of late, strikes, we suck in our breath, feel an ache and maybe even a little bit of fear. Some immediately wonder why God would allow such a thing to happen. We might wonder if they were saved. We may wonder if those who died or were wounded were being judged by God. There is little doubt that those thoughts were on the minds of those gathered around Jesus. Jesus’ response answered those questions directly. Paraphrasing, He said:

 
“Do you think these were greater sinners than all others?”


Do you really think that God judged these people because they were greater sinners than all others? It would be arrogant to think such a thing, because there were probably regenerate Christians among those who died or were wounded in Las Vegas. Did God pour out His wrath upon those people because of their sins? Of course not! Nobody should even suggest such a thing, in word or thought, and those who do should be rebuked by the very same question and subsequent answer of Jesus.

“I tell you, no.”

The depth of a person’s sin does not determine the means by which he or she dies. It is not our individual sins which are being punished in our bodily death. The fact of the matter is that we live in a fallen world that is full of evil. Because of the fall of man and original sin, evil men do evil things. For purposes unknown to us, God draws back His protective hand for a moment and the evil of the world is allowed to have its time. In every case, His allowing evil to have its moment has a redemptive purpose. Does that sound a little hard to swallow? Look at Jesus’ response:

“Unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”


There isn’t a lot of warmth and comfort in that statement either, is there? Look at it more carefully. As you look at it, keep in mind that Jesus had and still has a singular purpose and that is to bring about the salvation of His lost sheep. His greatest desire for His lost sheep is that they repent of their sins and come to Him. The hard truth, which Jesus spoke with great clarity, is that unless you repent, you will likewise perish.

Now, does that mean that we will have our blood mixed with our sacrifices or a tower will fall down on us? Certainly not! So, what does Jesus mean by the word “likewise?” What He means is this:

“If you do not repent, then you will perish in your sins.”

Jesus was telling those around Him that this tragedy was an opportunity for those who were still alive to repent before they died. This is a very loving, gracious and sobering statement and it needs to be applied to our lives every time we see tragedy and calamity strike people anywhere in the world. This warning is far more substantial than, “be with the victims and their families.”

Our prayers should be with these people, but our prayers need to have substance behind them. Our prayers need to reflect that singular focus of Jesus for the redemption of His lost sheep. Our prayers need to be about healing the greater wound of unrepentant sin in the lives of those most directly effected as well as the lives of every single living person who witnesses the aftermath of whatever tragedy or calamity has come.

Jesus did not finish His statement concerning sin and repentance of those from Galilee and the Tower of Siloam at that point, but He also told a parable to help clarify His point. Here is the parable:

“A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’ But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down.’”

The point is clear. Those who do not bear fruit deserve to be cut down. That is God’s justifiable right as God. We cannot question that righteous judgment of God. Instead of looking at God’s judgment in these tragic situations, we need to seek His mercy. We who have not been cut down have a little while longer to come to repentance and produce fruit.

Because we have a little while longer, we ought to be grateful for God’s mercy, offer up thanksgiving and humble ourselves before Him. We ought to put down our arrogance and recognize that because Jesus gave Himself that we might be redeemed, He is worthy to be exalted above heaven and earth. Colossians 1:13-14 says:

“He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.”

This is the greater purpose of Jesus. It is for our redemption that He gave His blood, purchasing our forgiveness of sins. We are in the light because He has delivered us into the light. By His Word we come to repent of our sins and are fitted for His kingdom.

In the tragedy of Las Vegas and every tragedy or calamity which has been and is yet to come, we are given a warning and another opportunity to recognize that those who will not repent of their sins and be taken into the fold of Jesus, our Good Shepherd, they will perish in their sins. This reality ought to stir us not only to prayer, but to bearing witness of our Lord and preaching His Word to the lost sheep. It is a time for us to refocus on humbling ourselves and exalting Jesus so that others will know of His great mercy and come to Him.


Lord Jesus, quicken the hearts of your servants that they might bear witness of your mercy and grace as they look upon the tragedy in Las Vegas and other such events throughout the world. Make them light bearers in thought, word and deed to those who are yet bound to perish in their sins. Visit those who yet remain with an understanding that they are yet given an opportunity to repent of their sins and be redeemed by your precious blood. Bring them to their knees so that they may believe in you and exalt you in their lives. Let your name continue to be exalted above every other name in heaven and earth until you return to our fallen world in glory. Amen.

Prayers to Magnify the Lord: Psalm 19

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart

Be acceptable in Your sight,

O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.



For further study: 1 John 3:13-24

Night reading: John 3

Oraciones para Magnificar al Señor: Salmo 19

Sean, pues, aceptables ante ti

    mis palabras y mis pensamientos,

    oh Señor, roca mía y redentor mío.



Para estudio adicional: 1 Juan 3:13-24

Lectura nocturna: Juan 3

Monday, October 2, 2017

Oraciones para Magnificar al Señor: Salmo 5

Pero yo, por tu gran amor

    puedo entrar en tu casa;

puedo postrarme reverente

    hacia tu santo templo.

Señor, por causa de mis enemigos,

    dirígeme en tu justicia;

    empareja delante de mí tu senda.




Para más estudio: Filipenses 2:5-16

DESAFÍO: Aparte las primeras y últimas horas de tu día para magnificar al Señor. Medita en la Palabra del Señor y humilla a permitir que su verdad se convierta en tu nueva actitud.

Lectura nocturna: Juan 2

Prayers to Magnify the Lord: Psalm 5

But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy;

In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple.

Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies;

Make Your way straight before my face.



For further study: Philippians 2:5-16

CHALLENGE: Set aside the first and last hours of your day to magnify the Lord. Meditate on the Word of the Lord and humble yourself to allowing its truth to become your new attitude.

Night reading: John 2

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Oraciones para Magnificar al Señor: Salmo 46

«Quédense quietos, reconozcan que yo soy Dios.

    ¡Yo seré exaltado entre las naciones!

    ¡Yo seré enaltecido en la tierra!»


Salmo 46

Para más estudio: Romanos 11:25-36

DESAFÍO: Aparte las primeras y últimas horas de tu día para magnificar al Señor. Medita en la Palabra del Señor y humilla a permitir que su verdad se convierta en tu nueva actitud.

Lectura nocturna: Juan 1

Prayers to Magnify the Lord: Psalm 46

Be still, and know that I am God;

I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth!



For further study: Romans 11:25-36

CHALLENGE: Set aside the first and last hours of your day to magnify the Lord. Meditate on the Word of the Lord and humble yourself to allowing its truth to become your new attitude.

Evening reading: John 1

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Oraciones de la humilidad y liberacion: Salmo 2

Ustedes, los reyes, sean prudentes;

    déjense enseñar, gobernantes de la tierra.

Sirvan al Señor con temor;

    con temblor ríndanle alabanza.



Para más estudio: Isaías 1:24-31

Nota: Para aquellos que son nuevos en el sitio, bienvenidos, que el Señor los bendiga junto con aquellos que están orando a través de estos Salmos. Estos vínculos no son una inmersión rápida en la Palabra de Dios, sino que están destinados a suscitar la oración dentro de ustedes mientras meditan en la Palabra de Dios. Bendito el que viene en el nombre del Señor.

Prayers of Humility and Deliverance: Psalm 2

Now therefore, be wise, O kings;

Be instructed, you judges of the earth.

Serve the Lord with fear,

And rejoice with trembling.



For further study: Isaiah 1:24-31

Note: For those who are new to the site, welcome, may the Lord bless you along with those who are praying through these Psalms. These links are not a quick dip in the Word of God, but are intended to stir up prayer within you as you meditate on God's word. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Oraciones de la humilidad y liberacion: Salmo 147

El Señor no se deleita en los bríos del caballo,

    ni se complace en la fuerza del hombre,

sino que se complace en los que le temen,

    en los que confían en su gran amor.



Para más estudio: Mateo 23:1-12

Prayers of Humility and Deliverance: Psalm 147

He does not delight in the strength of the horse;

He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.

The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him,

In those who hope in His mercy.


Psalm 147

For further study: Matthew 23:1-12