Intro: In our passage from the psalter today, David clearly desires to live in the will of God. Through his prayer, his soul ascends to God. He welcomes God’s correction and guidance. David craves God’s steadfast covenantal love to surround him—the lovingkindness [hesed] of the Lord. He wants to be seen through the eyes of God’s mercy; a benefit God extends to humble sinners. May we pray this prayer for our lives with the heart of David in Jesus’ name.
Psalm 25:4-10 TPT
Direct me, Yahweh, throughout my journey
so I can experience your plans for my life.
Reveal the life-paths that are pleasing to you.
Escort me into your truth [move me forward]; take me by the hand and teach me. For you are the God of my salvation;
I have wrapped my heart into yours all day long! to tie together by twisting while I wait]
Forgive my failures as a young man,
and overlook the sins of my immaturity.
Give me grace, Yahweh! Always look at me
through your eyes of love—
your forgiving eyes of mercy and compassion.
When you think of me, see me as one you love and care for.
How good you are to me!
When people turn to you, Yahweh,
they discover how easy you are to please—so faithful and true!
Joyfully you teach them the proper path,
even when they go astray.
Keep showing the humble your path,
and lead them into the best decision.
Bring revelation-light that trains them in the truth.
Loving are all the ways of Yahweh, loving and faithful for those who keep his covenant.
Prayer: Lord Yahweh, I praise you for how your Holy Spirit escorts me each day into the truth. May I respond by allowing the truth to keep me faithful to the life that pleases you. Thank you for your beautiful hesed that covers and cares for me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.