Praying Psalm 31:9-18

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praying through psalmsPraying Psalm 31:9-18

Dear Father,

Thank-you for the mercy that You show me when I am in trouble. Even when I have brought the trouble upon myself. You replace grief and sorrow with joy, and You replace my weakness with Your strength. No matter how dark the situation is, You never abandon me or forget me. Thank-you that Your eyes are upon the righteous and their cries will not go unanswered. I will trust in You, O Lord. You are my God and You hold me in Your hand. By the power of the Holy Spirit help me to always turn to You for my help. And may Your face shine upon me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Psalm 31:9-18   NKJV      “Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in trouble; My eye wastes away with grief, Yes, my soul and my body!
For my life is spent with grief, And my years with sighing; My strength fails because of my iniquity, And my bones waste away.
I am a reproach among all my enemies, But especially among my neighbors, And am repulsive to my acquaintances; Those who see me outside flee from me.
I am forgotten like a dead man, out of mind; I am like a broken vessel.
For I hear the slander of many; Fear is on every side; While they take counsel together against me, They scheme to take away my life.
But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.”
My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, And from those who persecute me.
Make Your face shine upon Your servant; Save me for Your mercies’ sake.
Do not let me be ashamed, O Lord, for I have called upon You; Let the wicked be ashamed; Let them be silent in the grave.
Let the lying lips be put to silence, Which speak insolent things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.”

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