Psalm 27, 2023
LORD, you are the light of my life. You have saved me – so I am not afraid.
You protect me from danger. There is no reason for me to tremble. When the Evil One and his team attack me, trying to tempt me and distract me, they will not win. Your mighty army of angels surround me – I have nothing to fear. Even when my path gets tough, my faith in you remains solid.
The one thing I desire most of all, LORD, is to spend my life with you, enjoying my time with you and listening to your voice.
You hold me close when trouble comes. I can hold my head high even when trials come my way.
I praise you, LORD, with songs and shouts of joy!
I know you hear me, LORD. You answer me, showing great mercy. You say, “Come and talk with me”, and my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.”
I know that you never turn your back on me in anger – you are always ready to help me. You never leave me or abandon me, O God of my Salvation! When everyone else leaves me behind you are here, holding me close.
Teach me the right way to live my life, LORD. Lead me down the path you have prepared for me and do not let me wander. Help me avoid the pain and consequences of rebellion. Do not let me give into the temptation to act as the evil ones act.
I live with the confidence that each day you are walking beside me – loving and guiding me.
Thank you, Abba Father.