Praying Psalm 39:1-13

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praying through psalmsPraying Psalm 39:1-13

Dear Father,

Thank-you that You hear my prayers, and give ear to my cries. Thank-you that You are not a god that is silent, but that You speak to us. Your words bring comfort, strength, reassurance, peace, joy, and restoration. Knowing that You hold all my days in Your hands soothes my soul. When I place all my hopes, dreams, and desires in Your hands they are not lost. Thank-you that You love me so much that You convict me of my sin. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to guard my ways. Don’t allow me to sin with my words. No matter what is going on around me, may I always speak words of life.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Psalm 39:1-13  NKJV        I said, “I will guard my ways, Lest I sin with my tongue; I will restrain my mouth with a muzzle, While the wicked are before me.” I was mute with silence, I held my peace even from good; And my sorrow was stirred up. My heart was hot within me; While I was musing, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue: “Lord, make me to know my end, And what is the measure of my days, That I may know how frail I am. Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths, And my age is as nothing before You; Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor. Selah Surely every man walks about like a shadow; Surely they busy themselves in vain; He heaps up riches, And does not know who will gather them. “And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You. Deliver me from all my transgressions; Do not make me the reproach of the foolish. I was mute, I did not open my mouth, Because it was You who did it. Remove Your plague from me; I am consumed by the blow of Your hand. When with rebukes You correct man for iniquity, You make his beauty melt away like a moth; Surely every man is vapor. Selah “Hear my prayer, O Lord, And give ear to my cry; Do not be silent at my tears; For I am a stranger with You, A sojourner, as all my fathers were. Remove Your gaze from me, that I may regain strength, Before I go away and am no more.”

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