Psalm 143

Here is today’s prayer from Psalm 143:

God. Abba. Father.

Hear our prayer. You are faithful and true. We trust you. We know you will come to our aid. We ask for your wisdom today. We know we are sinners. We all are. There is only one who is perfect. And through the grace of Jesus, we know we have mercy.

Some days we don’t have a clue. We are in darkness. Nothing we do is right. There are people and spiritual forces all around us that want to harm us, that want to defeat us. Our hearts are heavy. We are crushed. We are weary. We can’t do enough to climb out of this pit.

And then, we remember your faithfulness. You have always been unswerving, Lord. Thank you! We stretch out our hands lifting them high above our heads, palms up to receive from you, just a like a small flower growing from a rocky crag in the desert. We plead: “Come Holy Spirit, fill our thirsty souls!”

As this new day dawns, we desire you more than anything. The sky is filled with streaks of orange and blue and white. We are thankful for fresh starts. We know you will teach us today. You will wrap your arm around our shoulders and show us the way to go. You do this every single day because you love us. You are our God. Your gentle Spirit leads us in the way we are to go.

We are your servants. Protect us from evil. We love you.

We thank you for Jesus.


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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