Finding Freedom: A Prayer to Share & Video Journal Dec. 22, 2014

Posted by admin on January 8, 2015

This verse (Psalm 119: 1-20, the Message Bible) hit me as a verse I wanted to modify just a little to turn it into a prayer from my heart, and I wanted to share it with you:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Please bless me to stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by You.

Help me follow Your directions, doing my best to find You!

Please don’t let me go off on my own; let me walk straight along the road You set.

You, God, prescribed the way to live; now You expect me to live it.

Oh, that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course You set;

Then I’d never have any regrets in comparing my life with Your counsel.

I thank You for speaking straight from Your heart;

Help me to learn the pattern of Your righteous ways.

Help me to do what You tell me to do; please don’t ever walk off and leave me.

How can I live a clean life? By carefully reading the map of Your Word.

Help me be single-minded in pursuit of You; don’t let me miss the road signs You’ve posted.

Help me to bank Your promises in the vault of my heart, so I won’t sin myself bankrupt.

Be blessed God; train me in Your ways of wise living.

Let me transfer to my lips all the counsel that comes from Your mouth;

Let me delight far more in what You tell me about living than in gathering a pile of riches.

Let me ponder every morsel of wisdom from You, attentively watching how You’ve done it.

Let me relish everything You’ve told me of life, not forgetting a word of it.

Be generous with me and I’ll live a full life, help me to not for a minute take my eyes off Your road.

Open my eyes so I can see what You show me of Your miracle-wonders.

I’m a stranger in these parts; give me clear directions.

My soul is starved and hungry, ravenous!-insatiable for Your nourishing commands!