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.