Praying Through: Psalm 27:4-6

The Psalm

Psalm 27 (CSB)

4 I have asked one thing from the LORD; it is what I desire: to dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, gazing on the beauty of the LORD and seeking him in his temple.

5 For he will conceal me in his shelter in the day of adversity; he will hide me under the cover of his tent; he will set me high on a rock.

6 Then my head will be high above my enemies around me; I will offer sacrifices in his tent with shouts of joy. I will sing and make music to the LORD.

The Prayer

My Lord Protector

Who has been my shield and my armour of my life?

Who has been my home my roof and my foundation of my worth?

Who has been the sanctuary the keeper of the fire and my spirit inside of me?

You, O Lord, are my only one and my heart's desire and I long to worship you.

Save me, my God, and keep me close. My heart keeps trying to run away, from the only Father I have ever known.

How many times have I dashed from your presence?

How many times must I run away from your love?

But you are not only my Protector but my Rescuer.

I have sinned all the more but you give grace and love even still and you have redeemed my life. Not because anything that I have done but all because of what your Son has done for me.

I praise you, God and praise your holy name forever. Amen.