#428 - PSALM 5:1-6

Listen to my words, LORD, consider my lament. Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness; with you, evil people are not welcome. The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. You hate all who do wrong; you destroy those who tell lies. The bloodthirsty and deceitful you, LORD, detest.
Psalm 5:1-6


I praise you my King and my God. You are the one I serve. You are the one I worship. You are the only one who is worthy of my attention, my affection, and my adoration. Only to you will I bow my knee. Only to you will I lay myself prostrate before you in desperation. Only to you will I lift up my hands in complete surrender and say, "My life is yours, do with it as you wish." I will praise and pray to no other. You are my King and my God!


I confess that there are many days that I lay my requests before you, but unlike David, I do not wait expectantly. Instead of eagerly anticipating a display of your power, I doubt. Instead of boldly believing your ability to come through, I fear. Instead of patiently waiting, I anxiously worry. Forgive me for my unbelief. Forgive me for my little faith. Forgive me for my lack of confidence. 

I also confess and ask for your forgiveness for my arrogance. On many days I give myself more credit than I should for what I know, what I am accomplishing, and what I am capable of. I lose sight of your grace, that makes every good thing in my life possible, and I have a tendency to think of myself as better than others. Forgive me for thinking more highly of myself than I ought.


Lord, I pray that you would grow my faith. Give me an unwavering confidence in what you will do in me and through me. I desire that my boasting would be not in my ability to work but in your ability to work through me! Give me an assurance like I've never had before that, indeed, He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it! GIVE. ME. FAITH!