Psalm 131 – a calming prayer.

I have had a stressful couple of days. Dealing with lawyers, deceit and injustice. Coupled with study commitments, my wife and I coping with the flu – the joys of the weekend seem to fleetingly far.

Tonight I picked up the Bible to read and it opened to Psalm 131, which I had highlighted.

1 My heart is not proud, LORD,
my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters
or things too wonderful for me.
2But I have calmed and quieted myself, 
   I am like a weaned child with its mother; 
   like a weaned child I am content.

3 Israel, put your hope in the LORD
both now and forevermore.

I then wrote and prayed the following prayer.

My heart is proud – Lord forgive my pride. My eyes are haughty – Lord  forgive my pride. I have concerned myself with what I shouldn’t – Lord forgive my pride. I concern myself with things that are above my concerns – Lord forgive my pride.

Lord I come to you because of my pride – help me to be humble in my hour of need. Help me to surrender my ambitions and concern myself with you – So that I may be weaned of worry, discontent, anger and all that hinders my walk with you.

May I be content in all I have – which is you. I put my faith and hope in you Lord and ask that you help me to do this continually now and forever more.

 

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About Craig Benno

I'm an average aussie guy who has lived perhaps a not so average life.
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