God’s Renewing Word of Prayer
Psalm 16: Today’s psalm expresses total confidence in God. The writer is always aware of God’s presence, and knowing this fills the writer with joy.
A Prayer of Confidence
1Protect me, O God; I trust in you for safety.
2I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
all the good things I have come from you.”
3How excellent are the Lord‘s faithful people!
My greatest pleasure is to be with them.
4Those who rush to other gods
bring many troubles on themselves.
I will not take part in their sacrifices;
I will not worship their gods.
5You, Lord, are all I have,
and you give me all I need;
my future is in your hands.
6How wonderful are your gifts to me;
how good they are!
7I praise the Lord, because he guides me,
and in the night my conscience warns me.
8 I am always aware of the Lord‘s presence;
he is near, and nothing can shake me.
9And so I am thankful and glad,
and I feel completely secure,
10 because you protect me from the power of death.
I have served you faithfully,
and you will not abandon me to the world of the dead.
11You will show me the path that leads to life;
your presence fills me with joy
and brings me pleasure forever.
Today’s Key Verse: Psalm 16:5
You, LORD, are all I have, and you give me all I need; my future is in your hands.
How does the psalm writer express confidence in God? In verse 8, the writer says, “I am always aware of the LORD’s presence.” When or how do you experience God’s presence?
I praise you, O Lord, because you guide me. You are always near. You show me the path that leads to life, and your presence fills me with joy. Amen.
And now, join us in thanking God for the publication of large-print Bibles for aging believers in the rural areas of China. We praise you, gracious God, for the treasure of your precious Word and that elderly believers experiencing sight impairment now have desperately needed large-print Bibles to guide them each day and offer them daily encouragement in the Scriptures. Amen.
Psalm 25: A prayer for guidance and protection.