I loved reading Psalm 86 this morning. I find a few great prayers here. First, David essentially asks God to make him happy. He does! “Make glad the soul of Your servant, for to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul. For You, Lord, are good and ready to forgive, and abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.”
I then note that David asks God to teach him and unite his heart to God’s. He writes, “Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name.”
I enjoyed the simplicity of these prayers for my family: make us glad and unite our hearts to you.