This morning as I was reading in Psalm 119, there were 9 verses I gleaned that can be used as prayers. It is a joy to pray God's Word! As you read throughout the Bible, you see Psalms that can be used as prayers and even models of prayer that Jesus and some of His apostles prayed.
I love what God tells us in 3 John 2 that we are to be mindful not only of the physical aspect of health, but the spiritual as well!
Do you have a time or way that you like to nourish your spiritual health?
For me, spending time in God's Word and in prayer are the main ways of cultivating spiritual health.
I hope that these verses and prayers are an encouragement to you!
(Psalm 119 is a rich, lengthy chapter, so this is not an exhaustive collections of prayers to be gleaned from this passage.)
"Let, I pray, Your merciful kindness be for my comfort,
According to Your word to Your servant."
prayer: This is beautiful how it is already a prayer for God's merciful kindness to be our comfort...
"I am Yours, save me; For I have sought Your precepts."
prayer: Lord, save me, for I have sought Your precepts...
"Revive me, O Lord, according to Your word."
prayer: We can pray this verse just as it is. Do you need strength or reviving? God is able to strengthen us!
"Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live;"
prayer: Again, we can take this prayer just as it is and ask for God to uphold us.
I love how relatable the Psalms are!
"Hold me up, and I shall be safe, And I shall observe Your statutes continually."
prayer: Hold me up, Lord, and I thank You for keeping me safe. Help me observe Your Word continually.
"Deal with Your servant according to Your mercy, And teach me Your statutes."
prayer: Dear God, please deal with me according to Your mercy, and teach me Your ways. (see also Psalm 25:4-6)
"Direct my steps by Your word, And let no iniquity have dominion over me."
prayer: What a beautiful prayer to use just as it is. Other verses that are similar are Psalm 19:13-14 and Romans 6:6
"Make Your face shine upon Your servant, And teach me Your statutes."
prayer: This is so beautiful to ask God to make His face to shine up on us and teach us. Psalm 67 has parallels to this verse.
"You are near, O Lord, And all Your commandments are truth."
prayer: This verse is a bit different than the others listed above, but I love how we can use this verse as praise to God.
Lord, I praise you because You are near and all Your Words are truth!
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Scriptures used are from the New King James Version (NKJV).
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