Praying the Psalms~ Psalm 2

This psalm is very easy to pray! It is truly full of questions we have today. Pour your questions and your frustrations and fears out before the Lord! God’s Word is timeless and relevant, without our machinations to twist it to make it hipster or easy on the eyes.

Before reading scripture, ask The Holy Spirit to speak to your heart and open his Word and to teach you.

Psalm 2

New King James Version (NKJV)

The Messiah’s Triumph and Kingdom

Why do the nations rage,
And the people plot a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
“Let us break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us.”

He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
The Lord shall hold them in derision.
Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep displeasure:
“Yet I have set My King
On My holy hill of Zion.”

“I will declare the decree:
The Lord has said to Me,
‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron;
You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’”

Now therefore, be wise, O kings;
Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear,
And rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, lest He be angry,
And you perish in the way,
When His wrath is kindled but a little.
Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.

PRAYER Version of Psalm 2

Father God, Why do the nations rage,
And the people plot a vain thing? I don’t understand what is going on in the world. It seems crazy. It is vile. It is out of control. It’s as if a madness is sweeping over the nations. It makes me afraid and uneasy. It makes me unsure and wondering what else is coming on the earth.

The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against you Lord and against your Anointed Messiah, Jesus our King, saying,

“Let us break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us.”

They mock Jesus in every song and in every movie. They try to “cut the cords” of our culture that are tying us to your Word. They twist the truth of God’s Word, taking what they want and leaving what they don’t. They call good evil and evil good. They want to be free from the Law of God, but it is the Law of the Lord that brings us peace and order. God, I am so very distressed over the state of our nation and our world. They don’t know that you are the life-bringer. They teach little children to reject you in cartoons and even deprive them of the knowledge of him in schools and other public arenas. The government is tearing down the 10 commandments and wiping all memory of our connections and foundations in our God who established this nation. Father, please have mercy! I am so sorry that your people, even many who claim to be believers are agreeing with this cutting of cords. I am grieved, Father God, the way that Lot was grieved by the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah. In place of cords of righteousness, cords of slavery to sin are being cast and people’s hearts are being bound up. Oh Lord, deliver us! Deliver us from our own rebellion. Do not let me join in with the masses or be deceived by those who are scheming to eliminate God from our culture. I know Lord that you came to save people and when people are saved our culture is saved, so show mercy to your people. Bring the blind out of slavery to sin. Do not let the schemes of men to wipe your memory from our hearts succeed! Your Word is not chained, oh God. Turn the hearts of our leaders and the leaders of the nations. Raise up people like Joseph and Daniel to give good counsel in every nation on this earth, Lord my God.

Lord, it says in your Word that “He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;

The Lord shall hold them in derision.
Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep displeasure:”

It is evident that the end result of this rebellion is destruction. The wages of sin is death. Lord, while we deserve wrath, please show us your mercy! Please protect us by your righteous right hand. Your Son is your right hand and your Anointed One, who came to save the nations and to rule the nations.

“Yet, you have set Your King
On Your holy hill of Zion.”

“You will declare the decree:
The Lord has said to Me,
‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron;
You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’”

Lord God, you sent Jesus your Son. He is your beloved Son in whom you are well pleased. You will give him the nations for an inheritance and you have done so. Jesus, you came as a baby and in grace and mercy. You died on the cross that all who turn to you and repent will receive eternal life. We live in the age of grace, where the wrath of God is taken out on you, Lord Jesus. You overcame by bearing our punishment to the cross and rising again on the third day. You are the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end. However, your age of grace will come to an end with your second coming. And your Word says The Lord will send a great delusion on the people in the end. I feel your coming is closer than ever. You are coming soon, Lord Jesus and while no man knows the hour or the day, I am eagerly awaiting you. Prepare my heart. May I be a wise and faithful servant here on the earth, praying and seeking to do your will, while I wait for you. Do not allow me to be deluded by sin or by my own evil desires or by the scheming or temptations of the world or the devil, in Jesus name.

Now therefore, Lord bring wisdom to the kings of the earth;
Open the hearts of our leaders to receive your instruction. Let justice roll down like a mighty river. Let righteousness go on and on. Give us righteous leaders who want to do right and shun evil. May your Spirit not neglect speaking to our leaders, Oh Lord! Speak to them on their beds at night. Send them dreams from you. Speak to their hearts during the day. May they not escape your voice, wherever they turn, in Jesus name. May the judges of the earth judge right. Bring back truth into the courts, Oh Lord. 

May the church of Jesus Christ all over the world, the bride of Christ Serve the Lord with fear. May the nations serve you Lord, with fear. Raise up more and more leaders and peoples of the earth to serve you with fear. 
May they rejoice with trembling and
Kiss the Son of God, lest He be angry,
And they perish in the way,
When His wrath is kindled but a little.

Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him. Have mercy on us, Oh Lord who sit under the rule of the unjust and ungodly governments of men. God, bring us favor, wisdom, direction and the power of your Holy Spirit to deliver us in these dark times. May the power of the Anointed one, the Messiah, Jesus Christ, the King of all the earth reign supreme in my heart today, Oh Lord. I put my trust in you, Oh Lord Jesus! 

Amen!

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