Thank-you for all that You done for me. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are Your works. You formed my inward parts and You covered me in my mother’s womb. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. You know the length of my days and what each one holds. How precious also are Your thoughts to me. You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up. You understand my every thought. You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. You know every word I speak, even before I speak them. Thank-you for Your protection. You have hedged me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me. There is no place I can go where You are not there – You are always with me. Your hand leads me, and Your right hand holds me. The darkness shall not hide me from You. By the power of the Holy Spirit, search me, O God, and know my heart. May it be ever true. Remove any wicked way in me, and lead me in Your ways.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Psalm 139:1-24 NKJV
“O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.
You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways.
For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
You have hedged me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it.
Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me.
If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,” Even the night shall be light about me;
Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You.
Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God! Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.
For they speak against You wickedly; Your enemies take Your name in vain.
Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them my enemies.
Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties;
And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.”