My prayers can be so shallow: Please keep me comfortable.
Today, as I read this Psalm, I knew this was a prayer that went beyond my human petitions. This prayer contains the weight of eternity. I’ve added my own words in italics. Care to pray with me?
Your statutes are
therefore I obey them.
the unfolding of your words gives
it gives understanding to the simple.
I am so simple, Lord. I need you to bring revelation.
I open my mouth and pant. (Arms outstretched, face lifted to the sky, mouth wide open.)
longing for your commands.
I breathe in your Spirit.
Turn to me (show me your face) and have mercy on me,
as you always do to those who love
Help me love you more!
You are so faithful.
Direct my footsteps according to
let no sin rule over me.
Redeem me from the oppression of
that I may obey your precepts.
Make me bold!
Make your face shine upon your
I want to reflect you!
and teach me your decrees
I want to Live for you Jesus.
Thank you Lord. Amen.