Friday, October 7, 2011

Psalm 5 ~ My King


A personal confession adapted from the Psalms.

My King ~ from Psalm 5

Yahweh is my King and my God.
To Him I will pray.
In the morning, He hears my voice.
In the morning, I lay my requests before Him
I wait and I watch
And I look to Him in expectation.

By His great mercy, I come before Him.
I bow down and worship Him,
As His holy temple, in whom He dwells.*

He leads me in all that is right
And He straightens out my path before me.

My heart is light because I trust in Him.
I shout wildly because He defends me.
I jump for joy because I love His name.
For Yahweh blesses those who are right with Him,
He surrounds them with His favor.
He surrounds me with His favor,
All around me, as with a shield.

* In the New Testament, we learn that those who believe in King Jesus the Messiah have become, both individually and all together, the temple — the dwelling place — of God. “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16). “Coming to Him [Jesus] as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 2:4-5).



Personal Confessions from the Psalms
Personal Confessions from the Psalms
Prayers and Affirmations for a Life of Faith, Happiness and Awe in God
by Jeff Doles

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