Praying Through: Psalm 34:11-14

The Psalm

Psalm 34 (CSB)
11 Come, children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

12 Who is someone who desires life, loving a long life to enjoy what is good?

13 Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from deceitful speech.

14 Turn away from evil and do what is good; seek peace and pursue it.

The Prayer

My All-Good

My lips have spoken evil because my heart was filled with wickedness.

My eyes saw lustful things because my heart was filled with sin.

My ears desired fleshy things because my heart was filled with cancer.

How can I even see good when I filled with evil and contempt? How can I even keep my tongue from evil and deceit when all I know is sin. How can I turn away from evil when all I have done is chase after my gods.

But you alone are good you alone bring peace and I dare not pursue you until you first capture me exchanged my heart gave me your faith gave me sight opened my ears changed my mind and gave me new desires.

Oh Lord, in your steadfast love grace upon grace and daily mercies capture my heart again and again keep my eyes on you and keep your precious word in my heart so that I will not sin against you.

Now, tomorrow and forever more.

I love you, Lord.