Praying Through: Psalm 30:8-10

The Psalm

Psalm 30:8–10 (CSB) LORD, I called to you; I sought favor from my Lord: “What gain is there in my death, if I go down to the Pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your truth? LORD, listen and be gracious to me; LORD, be my helper.”

The Prayer

My God

My days here are just for a moment,

  • and you have number them all.
  • My life remains in your hands,
  • only you know my beginning and end. Too many times,
  • I have cried out
  • to end my life here
  • so you can bring me home.
  • So much misery
  • and calamity
  • and confusion
  • when all I wanted
  • was peace beyond all understanding. But you are the Lord my God,
  • who is from everlasting to everlasting,
  • who calls anything into existence,
  • who predestines us to life,
  • who creates the vessels made for destruction. And yet, you sent your Son,
  • who became flesh,
  • who dwelt among us.
  • And now we have seen God,
  • the only God,
  • who was at the Father's side,
  • because you have made Him know. And now from his fullness,
  • I dwell in grace upon grace.
  • Lord, you dictate my life.
  • You tell me
  • if I will see your glory.
  • Be exalted in my life,
  • today. Amen.