Praying Through: Psalm 34:4

The Psalm

Psalm 34 (CSB)
4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me and rescued me from all my fears.

The Prayer

Essence of Faith

For all of my life

  • I have pretended to be in fear of nothing

And certainly not you

But I was crippled

  • by fears of
  • rejection
  • betrayal
  • abandonment
  • and not being loved

I did whatever

  • I could to harden my heart
  • so I wouldn’t have to feel.

But I was sad

  • alone
  • confused
  • angry
  • and bitter.
  • I was so lonely.
  • And my life was worth nothing.

And remember when I tried to be the good guy? Outside I was nice and honorable.

  • But on the inside?
  • Full of wickedness and sin.
  • Heart was filled with perversion.

I am afraid

  • but I know this to be true:
  • a million times more wicked
  • than my dad.

Oh Lord. My heart is bent toward lust and sin. Save me Lord. Do what you must. I cannot cannot cannot go back to hell I refuse to. I will not.

You must do what you need to do to ensure that I don’t go back there.

Save me Lord. Do what you will to keep me from there and to you and in you and by you forever.