Praying Through: Psalm 115 Trustworthy

The Psalm

Psalm 115 (CSB)
1 Not to us, LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory because of your faithful love, because of your truth.

2 Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?”

3 Our God is in heaven and does whatever he pleases.

4 Their idols are silver and gold, made by human hands.

5 They have mouths but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see.

6 They have ears but cannot hear, noses, but cannot smell.

7 They have hands but cannot feel, feet, but cannot walk. They cannot make a sound with their throats.

8 Those who make them are just like them, as are all who trust in them.

9 Israel, trust in the LORD! He is their help and shield.

10 House of Aaron, trust in the LORD! He is their help and shield.

11 You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD! He is their help and shield.

12 The LORD remembers us and will bless us. He will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron;

13 he will bless those who fear the LORD— small and great alike.

14 May the LORD add to your numbers, both yours and your children’s.

15 May you be blessed by the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.

16 The heavens are the LORD’s, but the earth he has given to the human race.

17 It is not the dead who praise the LORD, nor any of those descending into the silence of death.

18 But we will bless the LORD, both now and forever. Hallelujah!

The Prayer


I have cling mightily

  • to my worthless idols
  • to my wicked deeds
  • to my selfish desires
  • to my own righteousness

And you

  • you alone
  • have rescued me
  • from the pit I have dug
  • from the sin I have committed
  • from the death I have earned
  • from the hell I have deserved

In my little life

  • be glorified
  • I have nowhere else to turn
  • you alone
  • have the words
  • to eternal life