A “Scripture Prayer” on the “Lord’s Day”

I always find it helpful to “pray Scripture” – to make the very words of the Bible my prayers to God!

The Psalmist was frustrated with the wicked – their behavior and sinful lives grieved him deeply.  He didn’t know what to do about it except pray!  Here’s his prayer… I made it mine today!  His words became my prayer words on this “Lord’s Day”…

“Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning!  Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to You do I pray!  O Lord, in the morning hear my voice!  In the morning I prepare a sacrifice for You and watch…

“I, through the abundance of Your steadfast love, will enter Your house. I will bow down … in the fear [the “reverence”] of You.  Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness! … Make Your way straight before me! …

“Let all who take refuge in You rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread Your protection over them, that those who love Your name may exult in You!  For You bless the righteous, O Lord!  You cover them with favor as with a shield!”

(Adapted from Psalm 5 for personal prayer)

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