Psa 119:159-160 ESV – 159 Consider how I love your precepts! Give me life according to your steadfast love.
160 The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.
Psa 19:7-14 ESV – 7 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;
8 the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;
9 the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.
11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults.
13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.
Gracious Abba Father,
In a world where truth is relative, and opinions change frequently — Your Word stands forever. You say what You mean, and You mean what You say. Always. What a comfort.
Lord, thank You for establishing Your righteous rules. Thank You for revealing Your truth. Thank You for revealing Yourself.
Your Word, O God is life. I want to obey You. With my whole heart I seek You. But I am so prone to selfishness and sin. Plant Your Word deeply into my mind and my soul, so that I will keep Your law and observe it with my whole heart . . .
And, Almighty God, I know that there are still so many who have not heard of Your Word, and Your salvation. I want Your will to be done, on earth as it is in heaven; so I pray that the hearts of Your people will be stirred to go and spread the good news to those who have not heard. Encourage the hearts of those who are ministering in hard places. Strengthen them by Your Word.
Father, Thank You for Your faithfulness, and Your steadfast love,
Pray for believers in Nigeria, particularly women, who are in danger of being abducted and forced to marry Muslim men