“How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of Heaven’s Armies. I long, yes, I faint with longing to enter the courts of the Lord. With my whole being, body and soul, I will shout joyfully to the living God.
“Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow builds her nest and raises her young at a place near your altar, O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, my King and my God! What joy for those who can live in your house, always singing your praises. Selah. Psalms 84:1-4
O Gracious Lord. We dwell in your safety. We rest in your peace. We bow at your altar. We sing a song of praise in the presence of our enemies. You will rescue. You will heal. You will deliver. It’s what you do.
“What joy for those whose strength comes from the Lord, who have set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. When they walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs.
“The autumn rains will clothe it with blessings. They will continue to grow stronger, and each of them will appear before God in Jerusalem. O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies, hear my prayer. Listen, O God of Jacob. Selah. Psalms 84:5-8
O Glorious Lord. We have set our minds.l like steel. We have set our faces like flint. You have strengthened us and drawn us closer as we have traveled through this valley. We await your blessing and your favor. We await your promises. We know that you have heard our prayer. We rest in the knowledge that you alone are GOD.
“O God, look with favor upon the king, our shield! Show favor to the one you have anointed. A single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else!
“I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good life in the homes of the wicked. For the Lord God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory.
“The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right. O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, what joy for those who trust in you.” Selah. Psalms 84:9-12
O Lord God. Our sun and shield. We rest under the shade of your right hand. Show us your favor in America. Show your favor on President Trump. We declare! Just as your Word declares that you will withhold no good thing from us. We settle in your courts. We stand in faith. We are filled with your joy. We are filled with your presence. You are near. You are what we need. You are the victor and you will give us triumph.
In Jesus name. Amen and Amen.