97 Oh God, how I love and treasure Your Word! I reverently fill my heart with it’s light. 98 Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for Your Word and counsel is always with me. 99 I have better understanding and a deeper insight because You bestow eye-opening revelation upon me as I soak myself in the Scriptures of life. 100 Grant me more insight as I walk in the light of Your ways, I desire to observe and keep Your precepts. 101 I watch my steps carefully and refuse to bend my morals when temptation comes my way, for I desire to remain obedient to Your Word. 102 I embrace even the most difficult truths because You’ve taught me to love Your correction. 103 Oh Lord, how sweet Your Living Words are to me, Your revelation-light is far sweeter than any honey! 104 Abba Father, Your truth alone is my source of understanding and I hate the false way of life that is full of hateful propaganda.
My paraphrased version is from the New Living Translation; the Amplified; the Message; and The Passion Translation.
Praying Psalm 119: 97-104 I treasure the Word of God; Lord God, Your Word has been such a mystery to me, but what a joy it has been to learn more about You and Your ways as I’ve studied the Bible. I can truly say that I love and treasure Your Word! I devour it daily now and reverently fill my heart with it’s light. I know that Your Word is a love letter to me and Your commands make me wiser than my enemies. Abba Father, I thank You that Your Word is always with me and is a powerful weapon to wield. I ask that You would empower me to use Your words of truth and life well. Holy Spirit, ever be my counsel and guide; I ask that You would direct each and every moment of my life. Thank You that I now have a much better understanding and a deeper insight because of the wonderful eye-opening revelation that You bestow upon me as I soak myself in the Scriptures. Jesus, please grace me with more insight as I set my feet upon Your ways, I desperately endeavor to observe and keep Your precepts. I diligently watch my steps and I ask for the strength to maintain the morals You’ve set. When temptation comes empower me to remain faithful and obedient to Your Word. Holy Spirit, be my comfort when I have to face difficult truths. I’m so sorry for the times I’ve gone astray from You and Your Word. Lord God, I am so sorry for my ignorance and stubbornness. I thank You for patiently teaching me and I now delight in Your correction. Oh Lord, Your living Words are so sweet to me and are such a source of pure delight! I’ve tasted Your revelation-light and it is truly sweeter than honey. How my lips crave for more. Abba Father, I declare that Your truth alone is my source of understanding and I hate the false way of life that is full of hateful propaganda. Help me to love Your Word more and more each and every day of my life.