I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word. I recounted my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees. Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders. My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word. Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me through your law. I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws. I hold fast to your statutes, O LORD; do not let me be put to shame. I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free. Psalm 119:25-32 (NIV)
What do you want my word to do in you? I want you to use your word to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans in my life. I want what you want. Yes, I know that you want what I want. I am also sure that you want me to accomplish my purposes and plans for your life. But I did ask you what you want my word to do in your life. Try to answer that question. I want your word to change my heart and transform my mind. I want your word to help me to know and do your will. I want your word to guard my life. I want your word to revive, refresh and restore me. I want your word to lift me up and encourage me. I want your word to guide the entire course of my life. I want your word to fill me with joy. I want your word to overflow my life with thanks and praise to you. I want your word to help me to come to know you. I want your word to help me to think your thoughts, speak your word and do your deeds. I want your word to help me to live and walk in an intimate relationship with you. I want your word to help me to hear your voice speaking to me. I want your word to help me to know that I am living my life with and for you. I want your word to help me to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Most of all, I want your word to give me the most passionate desire to love, follow and serve you. Then as you are using your word to do all these things in, for and through me, I want you to make me to be like you. I want people to be drawn to you because they see your life being lived out, in and though me. These are the things I want your word to do in me. This is my prayer. This is what I am asking of you. I will hear and answer your prayer. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, your word is sweet to me. You preserve and protect my life with your word. Your word has lifted me out of discouragement, weariness and sorrow. Your word has been guiding the course of my life. Thank you for using your word to set my heart free. Amen
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