Praying Through: Psalm 31:11-13

The Psalm

Psalm 31:11–13 (CSB)
11 I am ridiculed by all my adversaries and even by my neighbors. I am dreaded by my acquaintances; those who see me in the street run from me.

12 I am forgotten: gone from memory like a dead person—like broken pottery.

13 I have heard the gossip of many; terror is on every side. When they conspired against me, they plotted to take my life.

The Prayer

Savior of My Life

How many times,

  • my Lord,
  • was I left for dead? The amount of people who wished me dead
  • were too many to count. I have been abused,
  • and used for others' perverse sins.
  • I have been forgotten,
  • and not attended to my needs.
  • I have been exposed,
  • and called a liar. But you, O my God,
  • are the only one who has saved me.
  • Many people want to save me
  • but lack the will and the power.
  • Their heart has been turned
  • but they could not help me. My heart has been broken,
  • my mind has gone.
  • And I have no power within me. But you've healed my broken,
  • renewed my mind,
  • and gave me your Almighty Spirit. Since you have rescued me,
  • restored me,
  • redeemed me,
  • and kept me,
  • I am yours. I am yours,
  • and you are mine forever.

Keep me,

  • the Savior of my Life
  • and keep me close to your heart.
  • Do not let me stray
  • for I will be forgotten again
  • and I will perish in hell
  • apart from you.
  • And that is a thought I cannot stand to bear. Be my portion and love,
  • forever. Amen.