[BASED ON] PSALM 5 (NKJV–Bible Gateway)
(Speaking to God of His Holiness, Protection, & Guidance,
from the New Testament Standpoint)
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Before you speak this prayer out loud, I would encourage you to use the link above, to read the scripture itself. The link will open a new page, so you don’t lose your place here. The prayer, below, is written in modern English, with the context personalized, as a way of speaking God’s Word back to Him in recognition of His intent toward mankind, while reinforcing our belief and faith in that Word.
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I’ve been thinking, Lord, and I’m bringing my thoughts to you this day, for your consideration. I know you are with me and within me, because your temple on Earth is now within mankind.
I’m not coming to you from a place of terror, but out of awe and respect for you. I’m trusting in your mercy and your grace, and I worship and praise you, knowing that you have already delivered me from the evil and deceitful ways of sin. Thank you, Lord, for your life within me!
Because of the cleansing of the shed blood of Jesus applied to my life, I will continue to walk in your righteousness daily–led by Holy Spirit in all things, and I will speak of your glory wherever I go.
Instead of faithLESSness, you have given me fathFULness to guide me every day. Instead of DEstruction, you have given me INstruction, with Holy Spirit living within me, to keep me on the right track.
I don’t want to speak either flattering lies or destruction. Instead, I will try to always remember the truth of your Word, applying your principles to my own life, and passing them on to others.
I don’t want to be a person who falls into deep pits because of a lying tongue, or who won’t listen to your guidance. I don’t want to ever be trapped by any of the sin that once overtook me, that used to seem natural to me. I don’t want to rebel against you in any way.
Therefore, I will consciously rejoice in you, trust you, and walk through this day (and all of my life) surrounded with your favor and protection as my shield. I will shout with JOY because of your love and defense that live within me.
I love you, Lord, and will speak of your profound and everlasting love to others, today and every day, because you have placed your awesome righteousness within me, and I am reminded daily of this.