Scripture:

Psalm 79:8-9

8 Do not remember against us our former iniquities;  let your compassion come speedily to meet us, for we are brought very low. Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver us, and atone for our sins, for your name’s sake!

Observations:

The writer of this Psalm is pleading for the Lord to no longer count their sins against them but to provide compassion and mercy in a time  of need. The plea for their help is argued from the standpoint of it benefiting God’s name among the nations. In other words to “let the name of the Lord be known”

Applications:

We can confidently pray for the Lord to meet us with his mercies each and everyday because it gives Him glory to help us. God is delighted in saving us, he doesn’t have to, he wants to. Let that be our prayer daily.

Prayer:

Help us, O God of our salvation. Show compassion on us today. Thank you for pursuing us out of the freedom you have to do so. Deliver us from temptation today so your name can be known to those around us.