Praying Through: Psalm 63

The Psalm

Psalm 63 (CSB)
A psalm of David. When he was in the Wilderness of Judah.

1 God, you are my God; I eagerly seek you. I thirst for you; my body faints for you in a land that is dry, desolate, and without water.

2 So I gaze on you in the sanctuary to see your strength and your glory.

3 My lips will glorify you because your faithful love is better than life.

4 So I will bless you as long as I live; at your name, I will lift up my hands.

5 You satisfy me as with rich food; my mouth will praise you with joyful lips.

6 When I think of you as I lie on my bed, I meditate on you during the night watches

7 because you are my helper; I will rejoice in the shadow of your wings.

8 I follow close to you; your right hand holds on to me.

9 But those who intend to destroy my life will go into the depths of the earth.

10 They will be given over to the power of the sword; they will become a meal for jackals.

11 But the king will rejoice in God; all who swear by him will boast, for the mouths of liars will be shut.

The Prayer

You Are My God

My enemies feebly

  • failed to destroy me
  • They attacked me from all sides
  • They have punctured my heart
  • with all of their fiery arrows
  • surely I was dead
  • my soul was gone.

But I belong to you

  • you are my everlasting God
  • who have sent His Son
  • to live and die for me
  • so that I will never perish
  • but have everlasting life.

Your love

  • is what my life runs on.
  • Be my everything
  • and be with me forever.