This morning while reading Psalm 144, I was delighted to find David "asking" God to bless him with many of the same things I ask daily. No, I don't have sheep (at least not now) or cattle. Charity would probably not desire to look like a pillar in a palace. But, my heart desires the same things. I ask our Father to make my sons strong, to make my daughters secure, to give us plenty of good food, that we would be prosperous in the things that bring comfort to ourselves and others, that we would be safe where we live, where we work. Blessed are we when blessings fall upon us! It comforted my heart. I hope it does yours.
May our sons in their youth
be like plants full grown,
our daughters like corner pillars
cut for the structure of a palace;
may our granaries be full,
providing all kinds of produce;
may our sheep bring forth thousands
and ten thousands in our fields;
may our cattle be heavy with young,
suffering no mishap or failure in bearing;
may there be no cry of distress in our streets!
Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall!
Blessed are the people whose God is the LORD!
(Psalm 144:12-15 ESV)