The psalm is widely attributed to King David. However, some scholars believe it was written by someone else. It is believed by many to have been penned following the Jew's exile in Babylon. The exact date of its composition is unknown.
Overall, Psalm 119 is a celebration of the importance of God's Word in the life of the faithful. It is also a call for us to obey and follow His Word. It's a hymn of praise and is often used in liturgical readings. It has been set to music by many composers. It can also be a prayer.
Today, let's look at two of seven prayers that as believers we should be praying from Psalm 119.
2. “Fix my eyes on Your ways.”
"I will meditate on Your precepts and fix my eyes on Your ways. I will delight in Your statutes; I will not forget Your Word." Psalm 119:15-16
As I come before You today, I pray that You would help me to fix my eyes on Your ways. Help me to be steadfast in meditating on Your precepts that I may always delight in Your statutes. I ask that You would help me to not forget Your Word but to keep it in my heart and mind always.
3. “Put false ways far from me.”
"My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to Your Word! When I told of my ways, You answered me; teach me Your statutes! Make me understand the way of Your precepts, and I will meditate on Your wondrous works. My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to Your Word! Put false ways far from me and graciously teach me Your law!" Psalm 119:25-29
As I come before You today, I ask for Your guidance and protection. My soul clings to the dust, and I know that I am not perfect. I am grateful for Your Word, which gives me life and hope.
God, I pray that You would put false ways far from me. Help me to stay true to Your teachings and to walk in Your ways. Guide me in understanding the way of Your precepts, and may I meditate on Your wondrous works.
When my soul is weighed down by sorrow, strengthen me according to Your Word. I know that in You, I will find comfort and solace.
Thank You, God, for answering my prayers and teaching me Your statutes. Help me to continue to grow in my understanding of Your law and walk in Your ways, always.
In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.
How will you be praying Psalm 119 today?
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5/9/2023 09:15:40 am
I love Psalm 91. These prayers are wonderful. And I've got to check out that journal it sounds fantastic. Thanks bunches for hosting dear friend.
5/9/2023 03:58:25 pm
I love Psalm 91 too, Paula. My small group just finished memorizing that chapter. :) Such wonderful promises and reminders. The prayer journal is great! It keeps me on track.
5/9/2023 09:29:29 am
I’m struck by the vulnerability of these prayers! The Word of God impacts us in our deepest places.
5/9/2023 04:03:01 pm
Yes, it does, Michele, and I love praying Scripture—just praying God's Words right back to Him. What a way to worship!!
5/9/2023 04:04:10 pm
Thank you, Maryleigh! I'm so glad they are helpful to you and that you are enjoying them. :)
5/9/2023 03:47:31 pm
I'm loving how you have broken 119 into manageable portions to pray. Your journal looks awesome as well.
5/9/2023 04:05:29 pm
You will love this prayer journal, Jerralea. It's been so helpful to so many people. The Psalm 119 prayers are a treasure, for sure!
5/9/2023 06:35:37 pm
I love these prayers and this will help me so much to add pray with Psalm 119.
5/10/2023 02:21:16 pm
Thank you so much, Deborah! I love praying Scripture and Psalm 119 is an excellent place to start! :)
5/10/2023 12:16:27 am
Such a lovely prayer and the perfect addition to Psalm 119. Thanks for sharing!
5/10/2023 02:22:05 pm
Thank you, Tammy! Each of these 7 prayers are so meaningful to me.
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