Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Prayer to He Who Will Never Abandon Me

Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord;
I have no good apart from you.”
As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,
in whom is all my delight.
The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply;
their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out
or take their names on my lips.
The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup;
you hold my lot.
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
I bless the LORD who gives me counsel;
in the night also my heart instructs me.
I have set the LORD always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;
my flesh also dwells secure.
For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,
or let your holy one see corruption.
You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
                                                                                       Psalm 16 ESV

Dear Heavenly Father,

You are my God.  You keep me.  You protect me.  You are everything to me.  Because of Your grace in revealing Yourself to me, You have taught me to love You, and to love others.  You love it when we delight in the saints, when we esteem others above ourselves, when we feast together and laugh and love.  
You are a jealous God.  You do not want me to run after things that I think will satisfy my longing to be significant, for you are ENOUGH.  In You, I am satisfied completely.  Keep me from adultery, O my God.  You are my food and drink.  You give me everything I need for life and godliness, and You fill my cup until it overflows...with You!

You are in control.  You guide me and give me good things, including a spiritual heritage.  I have done nothing to deserve these pleasant places, this clear path.  Yet, You lead and guide and protect.

You are my counsellor.  Wonderful counsellor!  You teach me Your way, and remind my sincere mind of Your truth.  In the night, Holy Spirit, You speak to me in my heart, instructing me with the truth.

You are my guide.  You are always in front of me, beside me, behind me, inside me, so I WILL NOT BE SHAKEN.  I rejoice in the security You have given me.  You will never, not ever, not for one millisecond, leave me.  You have given me eternal life, and I look forward to a glorified body and everlasting joy in Your presence, forever.

With so much love and gratefulness,Janet, doulos, Servant of Christ.