Praying Through: Psalm 31:9-10

The Psalm

Psalm 31:9–10 (CSB)
9 Be gracious to me, LORD, because I am in distress; my eyes are worn out from frustration— my whole being as well.

10 Indeed, my life is consumed with grief and my years with groaning; my strength has failed because of my iniquity, and my bones waste away.

The Prayer

Keeper of my heart

I have spent all of my days

  • wandering from your presence
  • searching for new idols
  • finding new ways to sin against you

And my life aches and groans in pain,

  • not only of the sin against me
  • but mostly because of my own sin.

Lord, hear my cries

  • do not abandon me
  • do not let me see evil
  • do not take your Spirit from me

Lord, I have no idea of what you’ve called me

  • but it will not be easy
  • and it will take all of your grace
  • and you must give me your heart and Spirit
  • for me to do your will. But I love you Lord and I cry out loud to worship and praise your holy name. My soul and heart rejoices. May everything in me and all that I have bless your holy name Forever. Amen.