Praying Through: Psalm 23:6e You Are My Home Forever

The Psalm

Psalm 23:6e (CSB) I will dwell in the house of the LORD as long as I live.

The Prayer

My Dearest God

You were mindful of me,

  • before the foundations of the world
  • were formed by you.

You did not merely saw,

  • but you knew me intimately
  • from the inside out.

You knew that my heart

  • was desperately sick
  • filled with sin
  • and far from you.

Yet, I was formed by your loving hands

  • inside my mother's womb.
  • You have been my Lord
  • since I have been at my mother's breast.

I was a beast before you.

  • I defiled your holy name.
  • I made war with your throne.
  • I bastardized your saving grace.

Nonetheless, you held me in your hands,

  • you alone rerouted my destiny.

You've set your Son

  • to live
  • to die
  • to rise
  • to ascend to glory
  • so that I would be saved
  • perfectly
  • completely
  • totally
  • infinitely.

Once I saw your glory

  • I would have been content
  • to be a day in your house
  • a post at your door
  • to eat crumbs from your table
  • to do as you command
  • because from everlasting
  • to everlasting
  • you are God,

But you were never content nor satisfied

  • unless I rest upon your chest
  • to rejoice in your glory
  • to dance in your joy
  • to lie still in your peace
  • to live in your power.

And so you brought me in,

  • gave me your Son's own robe
  • signet upon my finger
  • gospel upon my feet
  • seal upon my heart
  • a seat at your table
  • a place in your heart
  • a whisper in my ear
  • in your home.

Because my God,

  • you are my home.
  • Where you lead me,
  • I will follow.
  • Because it is there,
  • I will be home with you.