I love meditating on Psalm 119. What a beautiful treasure in the Bible! I noted a few special moments in this psalm this morning that work as powerful prayers.
First, I love verses 35-37 as a prayer for my family: “Direct [us] in the path of your commands, for there [we] find delight. Turn [our] hearts toward your statues and not toward selfish gain. Turn [our] eyes from worthless things: preserve [our] life according to your word.” Can you imagine if God turned our eyes from “worthless” pursuits?
I also love this simple truth from verse 45: “I walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.” I love the requests in verse 74: “May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word.” How wonderful to walk about in freedom and to be the kind of person who causes others to rejoice when you enter a room.
Finally, I love the promise of verse 89: “All things serve you.” It means that no matter what’s happening, God can use it; all things serve His purposes.