Praying Through: Psalm 61

The Psalm

Psalm 61 (CSB)
For the choir director: on stringed instruments. Of David.

1 God, hear my cry; pay attention to my prayer.

2 I call to you from the ends of the earth when my heart is without strength. Lead me to a rock that is high above me,

3 for you have been a refuge for me, a strong tower in the face of the enemy.

4 I will dwell in your tent forever and take refuge under the shelter of your wings. Selah

5 God, you have heard my vows; you have given a heritage to those who fear your name.

6 Add days to the king’s life; may his years span many generations.

7 May he sit enthroned before God forever. Appoint faithful love and truth to guard him.

8 Then I will continually sing of your name, fulfilling my vows day by day.

The Prayer

You Are My Strength

I will never forget

  • my deepest sins
  • my anguish
  • my torment
  • my chaos
  • my own iniquity

And you were so far

  • I thought I knew you
  • and I could not see your face
  • All that appeared to me
  • was darkness
  • and dread
  • and death
  • and disease
  • and wickedness.

I did not knew you well enough

  • because your hand was always on my soul
  • your grace always surrounded me
  • your righteousness always clothed me
  • your peace was placed in my heart.

My response

  • to your goodness
  • was the worst.
  • But when I was faithless
  • you are were absolutely faithful
  • and just to forgive my sin
  • and cleansed me of my sin
  • over and over.

You will never tire

  • of rescuing me
  • I need your help
  • always I need you
  • be my God
  • and my Lord forever.