Praying Scripture-Psalm 119

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,
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.

Psalm 119:1-3 (NET)

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 precepts
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.

Psalm 119:4-6

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!

Psalm 119:7-8

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.