Psalm 119:153-160 Lord be my hero

153 Let Your gaze fall upon my suffering; can You see my great misery? Lord be my hero once more, please come and rescue me. I never want to forget Your revelations. 154 Take my side, plead my case and redeem me; rescue and revive me according to the faithful promise of Your Word. 155 The wicked wander far from salvation when they fail to listen to Your message of truth. 156 But how great Your tender mercies are and how steadfast Your love is! Almighty God, let me be revived to walk in the abundant life, as is promised when I follow Your regulations. 157 I lose count of how many enemies I have, though they relentlessly pursue me I cling to the path of life. I decree that I will chase after my precious Jesus and His wonderful ways for all of my days! 158 Oh how my heart breaks when I see the faithless drowning in their darkness; how quickly disaster fell upon them when they walked away from God’s promises and failed to respect His laws. 159 Search my heart and I pray that You will see how much I adore Your instructions. Let Your lovingkindness and unfailing love revive me and grant me life once more. 160 The very essence of Your Word is truth; every single one of Your righteous decrees will endure forever!

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

Praying Psalm 119:153-160 Lord be my hero: Lord, please let Your searching gaze fall upon my suffering; surely You can see my great misery? Lord be my hero once more and swiftly come to my rescue. Please save me so that I never again wander away from You by forgetting Your revelations. Jesus once again take my side and plead my case; I ask that You will again redeem me; rescue and revive me according to the faithful promise of Your Word. How easily we can be led astray; my heart breaks as I see the wicked wandering far from salvation and drowning in darkness; how quickly disaster falls upon us if we wander away from God’s promises and fail to respect His laws; how our hearts become hardened when we turn away from the truth. Thank You for patiently calling me and setting my feet back upon Your path of perfect plans. Grant me Your words of truth and life to lead others to You. Lord, how truly great are Your tender mercies and how steadfast Your love is! Please let me be revived to walk in the abundant life for this is promised to those who follow Your regulations. Lord, I have lost count of how many enemies surround me, their numbers overwhelm me, and they relentlessly pursue me. Holy Spirit strengthen me to stay upon the path of life for I desire more than anything to chase after my precious Savior Jesus and constantly walk in His ways! Lord, come and search my heart and I pray that You will see how much I adore Your instructions; will You please let Your lovingkindness and unfailing love revive me and grant me an abundant life? Creator God, the very essence of Your Word is truth; every single one of Your righteous decrees will endure forever! Let all that I am praise You!

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Psalm 119:145-152 Revive, Refresh and Renew me

145 I cry out with all of my heart, Lord hear my prayer and respond. Rescue me so that I can observe and obey all that You say. 146 I loudly cry to You Almighty God: ‘save me! For then I can observe and obey Your statutes.’. 147 Before dawn breaks I arise and cry out to You, I place my hope in Your Word and wait. 148 In the darkness of the night I meditate upon Your promises. 149 Lord, please turn Your ear and hear my cry. Let Your faithful lovingkindness wash over me as You revive, refresh and renew me by the revelation of Your justice. 150 The lawless rebels may attack me, oh how far away they wander from Your laws of life. 151 Abba Father, what a glorious promise it is that You’re always near to me, so very close and every single one of Your commandments are true! 152 You reveal how true and unchanging every word that You speak is, I can rest in the promise that Your laws are established forever!

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

Praying Psalm 119:145-152 Revive, Refresh and Renew me: Lord, I come to You and I cry out with all of my heart. Please hear my prayer and respond. Come and rescue me so that I can observe and obey all that You say. Almighty God, I loudly cry out to You: ‘save me! Please rescue me once again so that I can observe and obey Your statutes.’. Before the dawn breaks I enjoy getting out of bed to pray and spend time with You, what a special time that is; how I love to join all of creation in singing a love song to You! I confidently place all of my hope and trust in Your Word and patiently wait for Your promises to unfold. Holy Spirit, thank You for being with me in the darkness, for strengthening me when the nights are long, and helping me to meditate and absorb all of Your glorious promises. Lord, I ask You to turn Your ear and hear my cry. Please let Your faithful lovingkindness wash over me again; I ask for You to constantly revive, refresh and renew me by the revelation of Your justice.  Unravel more of Your Word in me to strengthen and uphold me. Deliver me swiftly from the lawless rebels that attack me, oh how my heart weeps at how far they have wandered from Your laws of life; reveal Your amazing grace to them Lord. Abba Father, I thank You for always being near to me; You’re so close to me and every single one of Your commandments ring true. Lord, once again reveal how true and unchanging every word that You speak is. Let me see Your promises unfold in my life. I am so grateful that I can rest in the promise that Your laws are established forever! Let me always walk in Your ways.

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Psalm 119:137-144 Your Word is pure

137 How righteous You are O Lord God; Your decisions and verdicts reveal how fair You are. 138 Your laws are perfect because the motive behind each word You speak is pure, holy and love motivated. Your teachings are completely trustworthy, remarkably faithful and utterly true. 139 I am completely consumed with a zeal to do what’s right in Your eyes. How my heart burns with passion to turn my rivals from their rebellious disrespectful ways. 140 Your Word is pure, as pure as the finest gold. Your promises have been tested and prove to be steadfast and true. That is why I am so in love with You and Your Word. 141 In the eyes of man I am considered insignificant and of no importance. I may be hated and despised by the world. But I endeavor to never again chase after the approval of man, I want to passionately pursue Your approval as I follow Your precious precepts. 142 Your righteousness is everlasting and has no end. Your instructions are life-giving and Your rules are perfectly fair because Your law is truth. 143 When troubles bear down on me, when stress threatens to overwhelm me, I know that I can find pure joy in Your commandments. 144 Grant me more revelation and understanding of Your righteous eternal testimonies, so that I can live life to the fullest.

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

Praying Psalm 119:137-144 Your Word is pure: Lord God how righteous Your decisions are and Your verdicts reveal how fair You are. I love that Your laws are perfect, and I now know the motive behind each word You speak is pure because they come from a heart that is pure, holy and full of love for me. I’m so in love with Your teachings for they touch my heart deeply and I have discovered how trustworthy they are; thank You for revealing just how completely trustworthy, remarkably faithful and utterly true Your promises are. Jesus, I’m completely consumed with zeal to do what’s right in Your eyes; how my heart burns with passion to turn my rivals from their rebellious disrespectful ways; empower me to speak words of life into their lives. Almighty God, Your Word is pure, it is as pure as the finest refined gold and it shimmers as I read it. Through the trials of life Your promises have been tested and proven to be so true! That is why I am so in love with You and Your Word. Oh, what freedom You’ve released into my life. Lord, in the eyes of man I am considered insignificant and of no importance. I know I may be hated and despised by the world; but that no longer matters to me because You’ve dealt with misplaced dependencies; I endeavor to never again chase after the approval of man. My precious Jesus, I passionately pursue Your approval as I follow Your precious precepts. Almighty God, Your righteousness is everlasting, it has no end! Your instructions are life-giving and Your rules are perfectly fair and I devote my life to always walking in Your truth. Holy Spirit, when troubles bear down on me and stress threatens to overwhelm me, I’m so grateful that I can find pure joy as I search through the commandments. Please grant me more revelation and understanding of Your righteous eternal testimonies, for I long to live life to the fullest.

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