Sunday, May 24, 2020

A prayer on Sunday

I mentioned last week that I might try posting more of the prayers I've penned over the past few years in conjunction with various Bible studies I've completed.  Sunday seems like a good day for that. 

So today I'm sharing a prayer I wrote several years ago during a study of Psalm 23:


"I praise You so much for Your goodness and care!  You care for me as tenderly as a shepherd cares for his sheep.  Over my lifetime, I have tasted and seen Your goodness, and I know that it will pursue me all the days of my life.  I will not ever want for any good thing, for every good gift comes from Your hand.  You have satisfied my longing soul and filled my hungry soul with Your goodness.

"You work all things together for good in my life.  I can trust that You will always continue to do that, because You never change.  You are good, and You will always be good -- all the time.

"I love You, Lord!
"In Jesus' name, Amen."

As I prayed this during my quiet time this past week, I was so blessed to think about how God cares for us so tenderly and how He never changes.  On Wednesday I was chatting with my faraway daughter and she brought up the fact that although things have turned upside down in our lives and in our world, the God whom we love and serve has not changed and never will change.  Now that was encouraging!

If others are interested, this is the study I was doing when I wrote this prayer:  Quiet Confidence for a Woman's Heart.  The older version of this book is also excellent:  The Lord is My Shepherd.


  1. A beautiful prayer to an amazing God Who cannot fail nor cause anything to come to us without its being for us. Your daughter is so right. Things may feel all willy~wonky, but God is still in control.

    1. Amen, Amen! So beautifully said, Vee. He is indeed, just as you said, "an amazing God Who cannot fail nor cause anything to come to us without its being for us". That could be the start of a prayer of your own. Yes, He is always in control; even when things look out of His control, we can rest in the fact that they are not, nor have they ever been.

  2. What a good idea to write prayers down. And to read them again later. You challenge my thinking again, Mrs. T. The words in this prayer are especially fitting for this time.

  3. They are, aren't they? I'm thankful I felt prompted to review some of these prayers and even to share them. They are rather personal, but I am thankful others are finding them a blessing. On last Sunday's prayer post, someone (I think it was Pamela) commented that she often writes the date on a prayer like this. I think that's a fine idea, as it reminds us of what was happening in our lives when we penned that particular prayer. Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Becki.

  4. Yes, I took thank the Lord for His many blessings on my life. God has been so good to me. Today on my prayer walk I thanked the Lord for His faithfulness!

    1. Amen! His faithfulness is indeed great! A prayer walk is a good idea. I walk with someone so I can't do much praying on our walks, but occasionally I will lift a quick and silent petition or praise to the Lord during that time. Thanks for sharing, Bernideen!


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