I pray that these daily blog posts have been a blessing! The idea has been that we all will grow in centering our prayers on the Bible. This of course, is not the only way that we can pray, but it is one effective way to stay connected to God instead of our mind drifting off while we pray.
The 23rd Psalm was a good place to start because it is so familiar and also so profoundly powerful. Any verse or chapter of Scripture can be lifted up to God in the same way. You can do like we have done this past month and break it up into small pieces or you can pray through the entire chapter. There really is no right or wrong way. The important thing is to think deeply on God’s Word and allow it to guide your heart toward God.I pray that this prayer discipline would continue to bless your time with the Lord.
Every time that I pray through this Psalm another verse or phrase seems to speak to me louder than it has before. Today, I want to revisit one of my favorite portions of Psalms 23. “My Shepherd”
Lord I thank You for being my personal Shepherd. You have guided me through life to this point and I have great confidence that You will guide me safely, until my final day. Safely does not mean with out harm or without slight, rather, I desire to be in Your perfect care. That the plan you have for me will be completed in the manner in which you see fit. Let me be obedient to your direction and not start into the path of destruction. Whatever should happen, I pray that you would shepherd me. As I have prayed through this Psalm it has been the blessing of being shepherded by You that has grabbed my heart most. Cause me to submit to your direction as you lead me. Let my questions first be to you, rather than to my friends or an internet search.
I have watched You shepherd my life this month through tough parenting situations, through decisions, through times of insult and times of uncertainty. Through it all You have guided me. So, I thank You daily for your supernatural ability to guide my life through Your word.