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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Prayer and Meditation on Psalm 119:33-40 Number Two

33 Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.
34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.
37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.
38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.
39 Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.
40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.” (Ps 119:33-40 AV)

If You teach me, O Lord, I will not forget. Only You can make me receive the engrafted word which
is able to save my soul. I will keep Your law if You give me understanding; otherwise I am foolish, 
with a divided heart, double minded and unable to receive anything from You.

I will delight in Your commandments when You make me go in the path of life: in thy presence is 
fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. But You must cause me to go, 
because my nature is prone to hate God and Your commandments.
My heart is filled with its own desires, for all men seek their own, and not the things of Christ. You 
must incline my heart unto Your testimonies if I am to escape the corruption of the world through 
lust. Only You can purify my heart so that I can see God. I pray that You would turn my eyes away 
from the emptiness and folly of the world; give me life to go in Your way.

May Your word be sealed and ratified to me, O Lord, for only Your Holy Spirit can authenticate and 
overcome my unbelief and folly. When I heard the word of truth, the gospel of salvation: I trusted in 
You, in the gospel of salvation: and was sealed and devoted to Your fear, for the Holy Spirit of 
promise is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the 
praise of Your glory. These I attest to, also, and set to my seal that You are faithful. This is Your 
work, O Lord, and not mine.

The thing I fear, O Lord, is reproach; either to be reproached of You, for Your judgments are right 
and good; or to bring reproach upon Your Name and Your glory. Therefore I long after Your 
precepts; make me to live in Your righteousness, O precious Father. This is also Your work.
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