Praying Through: Psalm 30:4-5

The Psalm

Psalm 30:4–5 (CSB) Sing to the LORD, you his faithful ones, and praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor, a lifetime. Weeping may stay overnight, but there is joy in the morning.

The Prayer

My God,

I sit in awe

  • of your wonderous works
  • but more of your love for me
  • your mercy upon me
  • and your grace towards me.

You sought me as a rebellious fool

  • a beast towards you
  • a wayward child.

Nonetheless, you held me in your arms

  • you cleansed me from all of my filth
  • and promised never to let me go.

You took away your anger

  • and brought me your salvation.
  • You are holy, holy, holy,
  • and you declared me, “Holy”.

Whatever pain, betrayals,

  • abandonments,
  • loneliness,
  • despair,
  • suffering,
  • pain,
  • you are forever my comfort,
  • and all of my hope is in you,
  • because you are my absolute joy.

Save my soul, O Lord,

  • and let me see your glory.