Psalm for the Week

Psalm 145:10-18
The Message

Response: Creation and creatures applaud you, God;
 your holy people bless you.


They talk about the glories of your rule,
 they exclaim over your splendor,
Letting the world know of your power for good,
 the lavish splendor of your kingdom.
Your kingdom is a kingdom eternal;
 you never get voted out of office.

Response: Creation and creatures applaud you, God;
 your holy people bless you.


God always does what he says,
 and is gracious in everything he does.
God gives a hand to those down on their luck,
gives a fresh start to those ready to quit.
All eyes are on you, expectant;
you give them their meals on time.

Response: Creation and creatures applaud you, God;
 your holy people bless you.


Generous to a fault,
you lavish your favor on all creatures.
Everything God does is right—
 the trademark on all his works is love.
God’s there, listening for all who pray,
 for all who pray and mean it.

Response: Creation and creatures applaud you, God;
 your holy people bless you.