Psalm 119:33-40 Revelation & Understanding

33 Grant me revelation about Your ways; teach me the way of Your statutes so that I observe them with all my heart and stay on course. 34 Give me an understanding and teachable heart that is willing and eager to learn. Then I can passionately know and observe Your truth. 35 May I walk the path that pleases You, the path of Your commandments, for that is where I find true happiness and delight. 36 Cause my heart to bow before Your beautiful words of wisdom and not to the wealth of this world or dishonest gain and envy. 37 Turn my eyes away from the meaningless things of this world for they are just an illusion of happiness. I pursue truth, for Your Word restores and renews me. My soul is drenched with life as I walk Your path. 38 Establish Your Word, reassure me of the promises You’ve made, for I am Your beloved. I bow in awe-inspired reverence before You. 39 Lord, help me to completely abandon my shameful ways. Defend me from any criticism I face when I keep steadfast to Your beautiful words, for Your ordinances are so good. 40 How I long and crave for more of Your precepts. Let Your righteousness and goodness revive and renew my spirit!

My paraphrased version is from the New Living Translation; the Amplified; the Message; and The Passion Translation.

Praying Psalm 119: 33-40 Revelation & Understanding:

Abba Father, grant me revelation about Your ways. Please teach me the way of Your statutes so that I can observe them with all of my heart and stay on course. Lord, give me an understanding and teachable heart that is willing and eager to learn. For then I can passionately know and observe Your truth. Please guide me along the path that pleases You, guide me to that path of Your commandments, for I know that I will find true happiness and delight chasing after You! I bow my heart before Your beautiful words of wisdom and turn away from the wealth of this world, I never want to live my life chasing dishonest gain with an envious heart.

Lord, please strengthen me to turn my eyes away from the meaningless things of this world, for they are just an illusion of happiness. I’m on a pilgrimage of discovering the truths contained in Your Word, for I know how much Your Word restores and renews me. My entire being is drenched with life as I chase after You along the path of righteousness. I ask that You would establish Your Word within me. Reassure me of Your faithful promises. As Your presence draws near I bow in aw-inspired reverence before You. Oh Lord, empower me to turn completely away from my shameful past and abandon the reckless ways of old. I hide myself in Your heart so please defend me from the criticism I face when I cling to Your beautiful words of life. Defend me when I stay steadfast to Your ordinances. Oh how my entire being longs and craves for more of Your precepts. Lord, please let Your righteousness and goodness revive and renew my spirit!

Psalm 119 – Vineyard of Hope, composed by worship leader Tyler Forrest. YouTube clip

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