Praying Psalm 4 today, September 4, 2014. A prayer of trust.
Lord, hear me when I call. You are the God I lean on and trust in. You are God my Righteousness. By the sacrifice and blood of Your Son, you have made me altogether and completely righteous. The blood has forgiven my present, past and future sin.
Would You have mercy on me today, Father, and hear my prayer?
Life forces are coming against me but I declare You are my shield and bulwark, my strong tower and refuge. In the secret place that is You, Father, I trust.
I know You have set me apart for Yourself. You are training me in godliness and righteousness. My heart is comforted knowing You hear me when I call to You. Your word cautions me to not sin when I am angry. You do not want me to give the enemy of my soul any legal rights to use against me in the courts of heaven. I yield to the working of Your Spirit within me.
You encourage me to be still in my heart, still in my soul to calm the rapid beating of my heart in trepidation of what may be coming. I turn over to You events and circumstances that are worrying me. I meditate on Your promises to meet any need I may have.
I repent of and turn from my sin of fretting. I choose instead to offer You my sacrifices of righteousness by actively trusting You. By speaking out Your word of faith and truth and reinforcing my own heart with it.
My faith and trust, though unseen by me, are visible to You. I hold them up, here in my hands for You Father, and put my whole hearted trust in You. You watch over my faith and trust and Your interest gives me gladness of heart.
More than the joy of harvest when there is an abundance of grain and wine, greater than gold is the gladness You have sparked within my heart. I gave You an offering, a sacrifice of righteousness, choosing to do the right thing by faith, and You overflow my cup with the great joy of my salvation!
When I lie down at night, I am not kept awake by the rumblings of worry, dread and fear. I lie down in peace and true to Your word of promise, You give me, Your beloved sweet sleep. You alone O Lord make me dwell in safety.
Thank You for Your grace and mercy, love, compassion and willingness to be a Friend who loves at all times.
I love You Lord,