Praying Through: Psalm 37:12-13

The Psalm

Psalm 37 (CSB)
12 The wicked person schemes against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him.

13 The Lord laughs at him because he sees that his day is coming.

The Prayer

My One Joy

I write with my words

  • all the time
  • that these people who have warred against me
  • when they have sought to end my life
  • when they have chipped away at my heart
  • they are not my enemies
  • but they have been captured by the Enemy.

I know this truly

  • but I cannot help to feel the pain
  • from the wounds they have left.

My God,

  • you have granted me repentance
  • when I have sinned against you
  • and you were quick to forgive me.

Grant me forgiveness

  • O Lord
  • to give to them
  • and would you save them, O God?
  • you are the only God
  • who is mighty to save.

But if it be your will

  • not to save them to you,
  • then I pray
  • as your Son prayed
  • "Lord, forgive them
  • for they do not know what they do."
  • They have hurt me
  • but you can forgive them
  • and not punish them
  • because I am no longer identify with those pains
  • because I am only identify
  • with the life,
  • death
  • resurrection
  • and ascension
  • of my only, only Lord Jesus Christ
  • who lived
  • and died for me.

Praise be your holy name forever.