Psalm 119:9-16 ESV - 9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. How do I preserve/protect/put a hedge around this righteous blameless way of life that I want? Through reading/studying/meditating on and obeying God's Word. 10 With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! Lord, I love You with all my heart, but I am so prone to distraction; I am so prone to self-pity. Keep me obedient to Your Word. Make my selfishness unattractive! 11 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Lord, give me not only the desire to memorize Your word, but also the discipline and self-control to follow through . . . 12 Blessed are you, O LORD; teach me your statutes! 13 With my lips I declare all the rules of your mouth. Yes, Father, I will speak Your Word and Your truth. You teach me Your statutes so I can tell of Your marvelous works 14 In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches. I do delight in the way of righteousness. Even when it's a bad day. Even when it feels empty and alone. I know that those feelings are not the truth. You are always with me. You teach me from Your Word, and Your word is true and faithful. 15 I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. 16 I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word. I will meditate and memorize because Your Word changes me. You show me the deceitful lies of my heart and give me Your truth. I will delight in Your statutes, for You are true and holy and good on good days, and on days when symptoms are persistent. Your word is such a merciful and generous gift. Thank You for Yours presence and for Your Word.
Pray for the Persecuted Church–OpenDoorsUSA
Day 4: Pray for unmarried women whose families are
pressuring them to marry a Muslim man to force them
to return to Islam
Daily Wisdom Psalm 71-75 Proverbs 15