As I continue my blog posts on prayer for this year, I want to start praying a passage from the Bible. Psalm 119 is broken down into several sections. I plan on taking one section each week.
How blessed are those whose actions are blameless,Psalm 119:1-3 (NET)
who obey the law of the Lord.
How blessed are those who observe his rules,
and seek Him with all their heart,
who, moreover, do no wrong,
but follow in His footsteps.
Heavenly Father, thank You for reminding us of the joy of obeying your law. You gave Your rules to guide and protect us. Thank you for giving us Your footsteps to follow.
You demand that Your preceptsPsalm 119:4-6
be carefully kept.
If only I were predisposed
to keep Your statutes!
Then I would not be ashamed,
if I were focused on all Your commands.
You are worthy to demand that we follow Your precepts. You know we are prone to choose sin and so You remind us of the shame of disobeying You.
I will give you sincere thanks,
when I learn your just regulations.
I will keep your statutes.
Do not completely abandon me!
Thank You for teaching us the justice of Your law. Your regulations are true and right. I commit to keeping Your statues. I echo the Psalmist plea for Your help. I need You!
I pray this in Jesus name.
God is so good.