A Prayer for Guidance and Protection
1To you, O Lord, I offer my prayer;
2in you, my God, I trust.
Save me from the shame of defeat;
don't let my enemies gloat over me!
3Defeat does not come to those who trust in you,
but to those who are quick to rebel against you.
4Teach me your ways, O Lord;
make them known to me.
5Teach me to live according to your truth,
for you are my God, who saves me.
I always trust in you.
6Remember, O Lord, your kindness and constant love
which you have shown from long ago.
7Forgive the sins and errors of my youth.
In your constant love and goodness,
remember me, Lord!
Reflection: Remember you love me Before King Solomon, there was King David, the shepherd boy turned musician-king. His lyrics have been read and sung probably by more people than anyone else’s on the planet. Bono describes David as “the first bluesman”. He’s a passionate disciple of Yahweh, and an equally passionate sinner. This collision of passions results in some powerful lyrics. In Psalm 25, David almost pleads with God to remember that he loves his poor creatures, has loved them “from of
old” and if he can overlook our youthful foolishness and life-long rebellions, we just might be remembered well by our Creator. It’s what we sing and pray for.
Question: Do you have the same passion as David to be guided, forgiven, remembered and loved by God.
Prayer: Lord God, in your love remember us; in your love forgive us our sins; and in your goodness and love, guide us into knowledge of the truth and how to walk its paths. Amen.
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