Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy. Psalm 99:5 KJV

“Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.” Psalm 99:5 KJV

In times of distress and heartache sometimes the only thing to do is to place ourselves in humble submission before our great God.

 

When doubt floods into our minds, there is a comfort to be found as we look away from our situation to the vastness and holiness of our Lord.

But what do the words mean, here, “to worship at his footstool?”  When we look into the Barnes Notes on the Bible commentary, we see that “the reference here is to the footstool on which the feet of a king rested when he sat on his throne or chair of state.”  Even as those kings of old would make decisions for justice from their thrones, we can trust that our High King is making decisions for holiness and justice from His own throne. When we bow our hearts before Him, we recognize His king-ship over our lives.

 

But there is one more action that this verse speaks of, and that is not to just bow, but to also worship there.

 

Many servants bowed before those kings of old, but not many humbled themselves to worship that king. We have been given the privilege to come into the courts of our most High King, because of the way that His son, Jesus, opened for us.  Will we bow and worship before the holiness and might of our Lord? Can we pause today and bring our praise before our Holiest of Holies?

More Prayer Prompts

Prayer Prompt Guide

Prayer Prompt Guide

Sometimes we all need a little encouragement and a boost in our prayer lives. While talking with God should be easy, a guide can be a helpful resource to lean into, spurring us on to deeper, more intimate conversations with Him.

  • Set aside a special time and place to meet with God.
  • Quiet your heart and mind. Breathe deeply.
  • Slowly read the prayer, perhaps several times.
  • Write the verse in your journal, noting any words that catch your attention.
  • Talk with God, taking time to listen, then journal your thoughts.
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Visit the Prayer Pond

You’re invited to the Chronic Joy Prayer Pond. Toss your prayer requests, updates, and shouts of praise into the pond, then watch them ripple with radical hope and compassionate change throughout our community and beyond. Then be sure #PrayItForward by clicking the “I PRAYED FOR THIS” button to let the requester know you prayed for them.

We are all blessed to have a place to pray and people to pray with and for us. Who do you know needs to toss a prayer or praise into the pond, and who might link arms with us in prayer?

 

 

Bettie Gilbert

Bettie Gilbert

Board Member and Prayer Coordinator

You can find Bettie blogging from her home in a small town in southeast Wisconsin - at bettiegraseasons.com, walking forward with Jesus, in the middle of her own pain and weaknesses from multiple chronic illnesses. The beauty of nature is a joy that calls to Bettie, as do her family and nine young grandchildren. She and her husband have been married for over 40 years and take great joy in their weekend coffee breaks together. In addition, Bettie is the Chronic Joy Prayer Pond coordinator.

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