Praying Through: Psalm 39

The Psalm

Psalm 39 (CSB)
For the choir director, for Jeduthun. A psalm of David.

1 I said, “I will guard my ways so that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle as long as the wicked are in my presence.”

2 I was speechless and quiet; I kept silent, even from speaking good, and my pain intensified.

3 My heart grew hot within me; as I mused, a fire burned. I spoke with my tongue:

4 “LORD, make me aware of my end and the number of my days so that I will know how short-lived I am.

5 In fact, you have made my days just inches long, and my life span is as nothing to you. Yes, every human being stands as only a vapor. Selah

6 Yes, a person goes about like a mere shadow. Indeed, they rush around in vain, gathering possessions without knowing who will get them.

7 “Now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in you.

8 Rescue me from all my transgressions; do not make me the taunt of fools.

9 I am speechless; I do not open my mouth because of what you have done.

10 Remove your torment from me. Because of the force of your hand I am finished.

11 You discipline a person with punishment for iniquity, consuming like a moth what is precious to him; yes, every human being is only a vapor. Selah

12 “Hear my prayer, LORD, and listen to my cry for help; do not be silent at my tears. For I am here with you as an alien, a temporary resident like all my ancestors.

13 Turn your angry gaze from me so that I may be cheered up before I die and am gone.”

The Prayer

The King of my Soul,

In fury, wrath injustice vengeance rage and anger I cried out not in righteousness of your Son but if I examine my heart for a second in my own self-righteousness

I share posts memes quotes to try to take away the pain when I should have been grieving crying interceding and praying because you have saw our iniquity and you have withheld your mercy and you have judged our land unholy and unpleasing to you.

My God, make me ready for what you are about to do make me ready to be taken in by you make me ready so that your Son will come back now today right now so that i can be with you

Every person that I have ever come across save them save them now save them quickly do not hesitate strip their pride crack their heart open step into their eternity and predestined to you the only and only God who alone is mighty to save

Save them Lord Save them to the utmost Save them now. Take us home. None of us are waiting for anything worthwhile because nothing that we could ever desire compares to you

We need you desperately right now

Come Lord Jesus. Come quickly Amen and amen