Praying Through: Psalm 34:19-22

The Psalm

The Prayer

The Sovereign Power over my life

My God, if I was raped tortured bruised afflicted pressed crushed beaten sicken destroyed attacked for all of my days If I faced unspeakable evil acts against me

I will call upon you to give me your Son to give me your Spirit to raise my lowly head to open my eyes to see your lovely face once more to take me home

My life before you was everything evil was none of it good it was torturous crushing back-breaking afflicting because of the sheer weight of all of my sins.

The evil I have done was enough to try to take my life and surely I was not good surely I would have perish and be under the wrath of your Son forever.

For I was once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing my days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating everybody.

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God my Savior appeared, you saved me.

Not because of any works I have done in righteousness, because everything that I have ever done are stench of death to your nostrils.

But why? According to your own mercy, by the washing me in regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom you have poured out on me richly through Jesus Christ my Savior, so that I am justified by his grace and I might become an heir according to the hope of eternal life.

Praise your lovely name on high.