I lie in the dust; I’m tired, without any energy.
Revive me by Your word.
I told you my plans, and you answered.
You heard me when I shared with You my thoughts on this week.
I showed You my long to-do list.
You answered. You lifted my head.
I know You will provide me with energy every step of this day.
Now teach me your decrees.
As I go through my day I want to pay attention to every lesson You teach me.
Help me understand the meaning of Your commandments,
and I will meditate on Your wonderful deeds.
I weep in sorrow;
encourage me by Your word.
I wish things were different. I wish my life were different.
Forgive me for these thoughts. Forgive me and renew my mind.
I don’t want my thoughts to go there.
Encourage me by Your word today!
Keep me from lying to myself;
give me the privilege of knowing Your instructions.
It’s so easy to make myself believe something that’s not true.
The enemy is just waiting around the corner to help me here.
But I want to focus on You and Your truth.
You are Truth.
I have chosen to be faithful;
I have determined to live by Your regulations.
Today I choose to follow real close after You.
I cling to Your laws.
LORD, don’t let me be put to shame!
I will pursue Your commands,
for You expand my understanding.
Psalm 119:25-32 (NLT)