Praying the Psalms

Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, my Help and my God.

In my distress [when seemingly closed in] I called upon the Lord and cried to my God; He heard my voice out of His temple (heavenly dwelling place), and my cry came before Him, into His [very] ears.

Let my mournful cry and supplication come [near] before You, O Lord; give me understanding (discernment and comprehension) according to Your word [of assurance and promise].  Let my supplication come before You; deliver me according to Your word!  My lips shall pour forth praise [with thanksgiving and renewed trust] when You teach me Your statutes. My tongue shall sing [praise for the fulfillment] of Your word, for all Your commandments are righteous.  Let Your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen Your precepts. I have longed for Your salvation, O Lord, and Your law is my delight. Let me live that I may praise You, and let Your decrees help me. I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek, inquire for, and demand Your servant, for I do not forget Your commandment,

Thank You, Father, for hearing my cry. My hope and my trust are in You. Reconcile what has been broken, heal what has been afflicted, and strengthen me to stand on Your truth, Your promise, and Your purpose. Your love is everlasting and Your faithfulness is without end. You are a God of second chances, quick to mercy and slow to wrath. Thank You for restoration.

In Jesus Name

Psalm 42:5, Psalm 18:6, Psalm 119:169-176

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