David uses the symbols of a rock, fortress, and shield to describe God in Psalm 144 as He remembers past victories over enemies that have been subdued by the Lord. He describes God as strong, solid, and immovable yet someone who is interested in us; loving, and intimate who thinks about us and cares for us.
David reminds us that life is short like a breath or shadow of one day therefore we should use our time wisely by doing things that have purpose and are meaningful. We should rely on God who has power to provide deliverance from enemies who are deceitful.
David sings to God with joy because of the victories given now and into the future. He looks for a future generation that is ready to handle the challenges so blessings of peace and prosperity will sweep the land.
This day, we pray for the future by hoping in You Lord who can prosper an economy, provide security, and help us live in a just society. We also lift up today a special prayer for the soldiers and families at Fort Hood who were affected by yesterday’s shooting.