“I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer” (Psalms 63:4 NLT).


David made a commitment to praise and pray to the Lord all the days of his life. The superscription of this psalm states that David was in the wilderness of Judah when he wrote it. Many scholars believe it was written during the time he was hiding from his son, Absalom, who sought to overthrow him as king. Matthew Henry wrote that, “Just as the sweetest of Paul’s epistles were those sent out from a Roman prison, so some of the sweetest of David’s Psalms are those that were penned, as this one was, in the wild desolation of the Dead Sea desert.”
Have you made a determined commitment to prayer and praise as along as you live? Whether you are in the wilderness or the garden, such a life glorifies God and thrives under His divine grace.
PRAYER: Dear Father, we praise You. As we see the sun rise again this day and feel the cool breeze blow, we praise You for both the seen and the unseen blessings You bestow. You are all lovely to us. We praise You openly before all. Now, strengthen us for this day to serve You and glorify Your great Name. In the name of Jesus, amen.