Faithfulness Forever

O Lord, Your instructions endure;
they stand secure in heaven.
You demonstrate Your faithfulness to all generations.
You established the earth and it stood firm.
Today they stand firm by Your decrees,
for all things are Your servants.

(Psalm 119:89-91 NET)

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the endurance of Your faithful words. You never fail. All things serve and praise You!  Your wonderful creation is a testimony of how great You are.

If I had not found encouragement in Your law,
I would have died in my sorrow.
I will never forget Your precepts,
for by them You have revived me.
I belong to You. Deliver me!
For I seek Your precepts.

(Psalm 119:92-94 NET)

I would not survive without the blessing Your law gives.  By Your power I will continue in Your ways; they give me strength.  I am Yours, please help me by Your word.

The wicked prepare to kill me,
yet I concentrate on Your rules.
I realize that everything has its limits,
but Your commands are beyond full comprehension. 

(Psalm 119:95-96 NET)

There are those who are against me, yet I will cling to Your law.  In this life there are limitations, but Your commands are beyond those limits. 

I pray this in Jesus’ Name.

God is so good.

Pleading for Help

I desperately long for Your deliverance.
I find hope in Your word.
My eyes grow tired as I wait for Your promise to be fulfilled.
I say, “When will You comfort me?”
For I am like a wineskin dried up in smoke.
I do not forget Your statutes.
How long must Your servant endure this?
When will You judge those who pursue me?
The arrogant dig pits to trap me,
which violates Your law.
All Your commands are reliable.
I am pursued without reason. Help me!
They have almost destroyed me here on the earth,
but I do not reject your precepts.
Revive me with your loyal love,
that I might keep the rules you have revealed.

Psalm 119:81-88 (NET)

Dear Heavenly Father, I need You.  Waiting on the fulfillment of Your promises is hard.  I feel the pain of the psalmist in dealing with the arrogant.  Please hold me fast with Your law so I don’t fall into the trap of the prideful.  I am weak. I ask for strength and revival from Your loyal love which you share with me through Your Holy Word.

I pray this in Jesus’ Name.

God is so good.

Loyal Followers

Your hands made me and formed me.
Give me understanding so that I might learn Your commands.
Your loyal followers will be glad when they see me,
for I find hope in Your word.

Psalm 119:73-74 NET

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for making me in Your image.  Please help me to learn understanding of Your commands.  I want to say with the Psalmist that Your loyal followers are glad when they see me.  Your Word brings hope.

I know, Lord, that Your regulations are just.
You disciplined me because of Your faithful devotion to me.
May Your loyal love console me,
as you promised Your servant.
May I experience Your compassion, so I might live!
For I find delight in your law.

Psalm 119:75-77 NET

Your regulations and discipline are evidence of Your love.  Please remind me of the safety and comfort of Your love.  Your law brings joy!

May the arrogant be humiliated, for they have slandered me!
But I meditate on Your precepts.
May Your loyal followers turn to me,
those who know Your rules.
May I be fully committed to Your statutes,
so that I might not be ashamed.

Psalm 119:78-80 NET

Please hold the arrogant accountable.  They harm Your loyal followers.  I will continue to turn to Your law.  Please help me to give my full commitment to Your Word.

I pray this in Jesus’ name.

God is so good.

Stronger Through Trials

You are good to Your servant,
O Lord, just as You promised.
Teach me proper discernment and understanding!
For I consider Your commands to be reliable. 

Psalm 119:65-66

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for Your goodness and keeping Your promises.  Please help me to continue to learn how to apply Your reliable rules.

Before I was afflicted I used to stray off,
but now I keep Your instructions.
You are good and You do good.
Teach me Your statutes!
Arrogant people smear my reputation with lies,
but I observe Your precepts with all my heart.
Their hearts are calloused,
but I find delight in Your law.
It was good for me to suffer,
so that I might learn Your statutes.

Psalm 119:67-71

Thank you for providing ways to help me stay close to Your law.  Please help me to remember Your goodness to me in trials.  Please give me the strength to endure the lies that some tell.  They do not care about Your ways, but I know Your ways are best.  Suffering teaches me to follow You.

The law You have revealed is more important to me
than thousands of pieces of gold and silver.

Psalm 119:72

The value of Your law is more than anything I can gain on this earth.

I pray this in Jesus’ Name.

God is so good.