Saturday, February 12, 2011

Praying the Psalms- Psalm 57

Jenny has begun a journey of praying her way through the Psalms that I have decided to join. Each weekend, we will pray through one psalm and post our prayer and/or meditations on that psalm as the Lord leads. Check out her journey and join us in Praying the Psalms.

Psalm 57
"My heart is steadfast, O God, 
   my heart is steadfast; 
   I will sing and make music. 
Awake, my soul! 
   Awake, harp and lyre! 
   I will awaken the dawn."  Psalm 57: 7-8
I've not been around this place much this week.  I've been struggling with circumstances and challenges in our family that seem to wax and wane.  When I seem them waning, my spirit soars and I am hopeful and I can taste freedom.  When I see them waxing, my spirit dips low and I lose hope and accept defeat.  My heart is not steadfast.  I forget to sing and make music.  My soul is downcast.  With shame, I admit that I justify my sin.

Father, give me a heart that is steadfast- one that sings in praise to You regardless of circumstances.  One that hopes and perseveres in the face of challenges.  Forgive me for my complacency and justification of my unrighteous displays of anger.  Through your Word, transform me and renew my mind.  Lift up my downcast spirit and keep my feet on the path you have marked out for me.  In Jesus' name, amen.


Dawn said...

Your blog template is most beautiful. Did you do it yourself? I don't see a design name.

I've never blogged-prayed through the Psalms. This could definitely be life-changing.

Glad to have found you.

Lauren said...

you have a beautiful blog. i really need to join the blog community with CHristrian much of what i read is craft bloggers, which is great, but I'm reminded this evening that I'm living for what's eternal.


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