Read Psalm 61 today.
Who does the psalmist cry out to when his heart is faint and overwhelmed?
What does the psalmist most desire?
How does he show his thankfulness?
God is our security, our protection, and our comfort.
As you reflect on this, pray in these ways and any other way the Holy Spirit leads.
For belief that God hears all our prayers.
That those who are overwhelmed can find comfort in the Lord.
That God will give us courage in discouraging situations.
For a posture of daily gratitude and thankfulness for God’s love and faithfulness.
Prayer for Protection
To the Pure and Shining One
A song for the guitar by King David
1 O God, hear my prayer. Listen to my heart’s cry.
2 For no matter where I am, even when I’m far from home,
I will cry out to you for a father’s help.
When I’m feeble and overwhelmed by life,
guide me into your glory, where I am safe and sheltered.
3 Lord, you are a paradise of protection to me.
You lift me high above the fray.
None of my foes can touch me
when I’m held firmly in your wraparound presence!
4 Keep me in this glory.
Let me live continually under your splendor-shadow,
hiding my life in you forever.
Pause in his presence
5 You have heard my sweet resolutions
to love and serve you, for I am your beloved.
And you have given me an inheritance of rich treasures,
which you give to all your devoted lovers.
6 You treat me like a king, giving me a full and abundant life,
years and years of reigning,
like many generations rolled into one.
7 I will live enthroned with you forever!
Guard me, God, with your unending, unfailing love.
Let me live my days walking in grace and truth before you.
8 And my praises will fill the heavens forever,
fulfilling my vow to make every day a love-gift to you!