THE POWER AND MIRACLE OF PRAYER
Psalms of Prayer & Praise
Part 50: Psalms 136: A Prayer Regarding God’s Never Ending Love & Mercy
In the name of God Master, of the Universe, Ruler of the earth
Editors Note: Man ran out of time he also ran out of the thing called money as often this was his god. However our Lord is merciful and His kindness runneth over. Therefore beloved brethren we count every day as a time to count our blessings as we serve a God that renders love, kindness and mercy that will last forever. What is forever? Is it the time of this existence in this land foreign as this is not our home? John then cried out in joy, “The Lord had mercy on me all the days that I liveth however He also promised that His mercy would be extended to the true believers for everlasting in Peace and Paradise.” Glory to God, somebody shout Hallelujah.
Peace be unto you. To the Church (the Church of Christ Jesus the Prophets and Apostles) and believing Christians everywhere. To those that believe in the Bible (the Spirit of God) as the supreme authority that governs all of humankind. In this we give thanks to God the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit that leads and guides us the straightway. We also come with no material motive or gain or profit from rendering the Truth of God. Those called to great service are given the greatest prosperity that exists by God and not man.
At the 136th Division of Psalms we see a never-ending message of God’s love. There are 26 verses here and we suggest that you read and digest all 26 verses. Meanwhile we will begin with verse 1 and note several cross references to set the tone for this entire Psalms.
Psalms 136: 1: “O GIVE thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.”
Throughout all 26 verses we see the phrase “for his mercy endureth for ever.” Mercy is noted in the Hebrew language as mercy, kindness and faithfulness. Ingrained in this phrase is also the indication that this mercy will never run out.
When we give thanks we make an oral statement of gratitude for favors received. Now look at the word good. Here we see the character of God. When this is combined with mercy we see that a good God renders mercy and is kind. But this mercy is not just for a season it endureth forever.
If for some reason one ceases to receive the mercy of the Lord it is not because the Lord’s mercy has been worn out or finished. It is because the person has failed to be responsible in order to receive divine mercy. Now turn with us over to I and II Chronicles for several key verses that note the mercy of the Lord.
At I Chronicles 16 verses 37 to 43 we see an on-going ministry of the Ark. Now look at verse 41 as it relates to our primary scripture found at Psalms 136:1.
I Chronicles 16:41: “And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were expressed by name, to give thanks to the Lord, because his mercy endureth for ever;”
II Chronicles 20:21: “And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth for ever.”
So as we lift up the name of the Lord in praise this Psalms tells us of many things that the Lord has done that should merit His praise. He is the God of gods; He is the Lord of Lords. It is He alone that doeth great wonders. His awesome wisdom made the Heavens. This same God stretched out the earth above the waters that He created throughout the land.
This good God made light for us to see. Thus He created the Sun in the day time and the Stars and Moon to shine at night. He smote the first born of Egypt. As the chosen people He brought the Jews out of Egypt and bondage He did all of this with a strong arm and outstretched hand. He divided the Red Sea to free His people. Meanwhile as wicked Pharaoh and his army followed He drowned them in the Red Sea as He brought the water back in place.
He then led His people through the wilderness for 40 years. Meanwhile to help protect them he smote many great kings. They were eventually given land as the heritage and the Promised Land. He thus rendered us from our enemies we also thank Him for giving us food for all that liveth.
Psalms 136: 26: “O give thanks unto the God of heaven for his mercy endureth for ever.
We are grateful for the kind mercy of our Lord. (Also see Psalms 104: 27)
Peace and Paradise,
Dr. Carl A. Patton writing for the FreedomJournal Press 10 January 2010 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
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