Praying Through: Psalm 31:14-18

The Psalm

Psalm 31:14–18 (CSB)
14 But I trust in you, LORD; I say, “You are my God.”

15 The course of my life is in your power; rescue me from the power of my enemies and from my persecutors.

16 Make your face shine on your servant; save me by your faithful love.

17 LORD, do not let me be disgraced when I call on you. Let the wicked be disgraced; let them be quiet in Sheol.

18 Let lying lips that arrogantly speak against the righteous in proud contempt be silenced.

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.