Psalm 119-21, Shin, (“consume”)

Here is today’s prayer from Psalm 119-21, Shin, Teeth or Consume, verses 161-168:

God. Abba. Father.

Sometimes it seems like people, even our government, is consuming us without cause. So, we turn to your word, today, for encouragement and stability. Your word is sure and steady. It is our firm foundation. When all the rest of life is like a tree arching over in a fierce thunderstorm, we find treasure, shelter, and joy in your word.

We love your word. Its truthful message confronts the lies that are prevalent just about everywhere we turn. We worship you in the morning, at noon, in the evening. You are to be praised throughout the day.

We find the gift of peace when we meditate on your word. We love the beauty and balance in the seasons of life. We celebrate the new life of joyful flowers of the spring, the warmth of the summer, the harvest of autumn, and the dormancy of winter. We love the way you keep our feet from stumbling when we walk on your pathways.

You are our only hope. We obey and trust your ways. You know our hearts and our deepest thoughts. Give us the courage to follow you where you lead.

Thank you for the grace and peace we find through our Messiah, Jesus.

And it’s his name we pray.


We’re reading through, and with intentionality, praying through the Psalms during this school year. There are 150 Psalms, divided into 180 different readings. See this post for more info.

(c) 2021. Rich Ronald.

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