Praying Through: Psalm 35:6

The Psalm

Psalm 36 (CSB)
6 Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your judgments like the deepest sea. LORD, you preserve people and animals.

The Prayer

My Only Path

I search this earth

  • for something that is good and holy
  • none I can find
  • I see semblances
  • but none fulfilling

But you lead me to your word

  • your word speaks of you
  • I see that you alone are good
  • holy
  • justified
  • merciful
  • gracious
  • loving
  • righteous
  • we are so far from you

I see my own heart

  • I am an infinite distance from your presence.

Who would bridge this gap?

Is it I?

Let me try my best

  • let me abstain from sin
  • let me not look at porn
  • let me not lust after someone eclipses
  • let me not steal
  • let me not life
  • let me not swell in predestined
  • let me fail not in helping those in need
  • let me do good.

Oh but everything I do is infected with sin

  • I see it because I know it in my heart

When I am helpful

  • I do so in order for people to like me

When I am nice

  • I want people to think I am good
  • but if they could see my heart
  • if they could see the thoughts of my mind
  • they would run continuously
  • they judge me wanting.

But you saw the depths of my soul

  • even beyond what I can see
  • in the darkness and despair
  • you did not shudder
  • you did not look away
  • you took pity on this old fool
  • you gave me your Son
  • you gave me your Spirit
  • you gave me your inheritance
  • your daily mercies
  • your sweetest grace
  • your steadfast love
  • forever.

Keep me in palms of your hands

  • O Lord
  • I stand on the spoken word of your Son
  • that no one
  • not anything
  • Satan
  • death
  • demons
  • hell
  • can take me from your hands
  • I know
  • you will never let me go.

Keep me in your heart

  • speak into my soul
  • write your words in my heart
  • that I may never sin against you.