Solveig and myself have been practicing praying the Psalms together every day since the summer. Often we do it several times a day. It has been av very good exercise in prayer. The Psalms have come alive to us in a new way. God has been speaking to us and our hearts have been deeply touched by praying the ancients prayer of the Psalms. Our spirits have been taken to new heights as we have praised the Lord and worshipped the God of Israel together.
Today we were praying Psalm 143: Let the dawning day bring me revelation of your tender, unfailing love. Give me light for my path and teach me, for I trust in you. Save me from all my enemies, for I hide myself in you. I just want to obey all you ask of me. So teach me, Lord, for you are my God. Your gracious Spirit is all I need, so lead me on good paths that are pleasing to you, my one and only God. (7-10)
What a wonderful prayer! Let the dawning day bring me revelation of your tender, unfailing love! Yes, Lord, let this happen to me every morning. Let there be fresh revelation of your tender, unfailing love. Let your love be my light that teach me to walk in your path of life. As I hide myself in you, my God, my enemies can't touch me. Your Spirit is all I need to live a life of obedience, a life pleasing to you, my one and only God!