Praying Through: Psalm 34:15-18

The Psalm

Psalm 34 (CSB)

The Prayer

My Life and Heart

Why would you spare me?

I have seen the evil that men have done

  • I have seen their sins stacked up
  • miles above
  • oceans deep
  • filling the earth
  • with treachery and debauchery

My sins filled more

  • overfill all oceans and canyons
  • I have done more evil in your sight
  • than all of humanity
  • I am the supreme chief of sinners

But yet

  • you saw me
  • not the good that I could ever do
  • but the wickedness that was in me
  • and you pitied me
  • because I was a fool
  • and you sought me
  • because I was lost
  • and you loved me
  • because I was completely unlovable

When I saw your glory

  • from the deepest, darkest parts of my heart
  • I cried out in agony and pain,

And your sweetest, only begotten Son

  • laid his mighty hand on me
  • and quietly respond,
  • "I do not condemn you"

Now, only because of You

  • that I will go
  • and sin no more.

Praise be to your loveliest name.