Praying the Psalms

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This devotional is written by Heidi Watt. Heidi loves roasting marshmallows on a fire.

Psalm 8

Psalm 16 A miktam of David.

1 Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge.

2 I say to the Lord, 'You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.' 3 I say of the holy people who are in the land, 'They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.' 4 Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more. I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods or take up their names on my lips.

5 Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. 6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. 7 I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. 8 I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, 10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful[b] one see decay. 11 You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Prayer

Psalm 16
A Miktam of David - Engraved in Gold

 Thank you God that you are my protection, I can run to you when I feel unsafe, you are always close by. Everything in this world that is good comes from you, you are a good God and you work together for my good. Thank you God for those around me who are Holy and know you deeply, 'they are the noble ones in whom is all my delight' You are my God, the only one I look to in times of trouble, gods of this world are nothing in comparison, they cannot sustain me like you can loving Father, they are just a distraction from the truth. I keep my eyes fixed on you Lord and only you, I turn to you for help because you are where my help comes from. Do not allow me to be confused by the things of this world, things that pose as the truth but are not the truth.

You, Lord are my inheritance, thank you Lord that your path leads me to pleasant places. I will praise you and sing of your goodness, again and again! You are my wisdom, you instruct my heart, I will stand firm and I will not be shaken, my feet are on solid ground. Thank you God that when things around me are shaking, with you at my right hand I will not fall down. I will meditate on your Word daily Lord because it is through knowing your Word that I can know you better, there is no way but your way O Lord. I do not live in sadness but my tongue rejoices in your goodness and my heart is glad. I can rest deeply and feel safe in the middle of the storm because you God, are protector. I am joyful because of you, because I have not been abandoned in the realm of the dead. I will no longer wallow in my past, in sin or shame because you have resurrected me. I live a new life where the old is gone and the new has come, you have made all things new, you renew my mind. You will not let me see decay, but I live in hope day after day. It is by following your way that I can know life. I am filled with joy as I spend time with you and I am thankful for the pleasures of living with you forever and ever.

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