Psalm 139

Good morning, Lord

Lord, you have investigated me, and you know. You know when I sit down and when I get up. You understand my thoughts from far off. You keep track of when I travel and when I stay, and you are familiar with all my ways. Before there is a word on my tongue, you, Lord, already know it completely. You put a fence behind me and in front of me, and you have placed your hand on me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me. It is too high—I cannot grasp it.

I praise you for your love and perfect knowledge. You never lose track of me. You know what I will face today. Because you love me, you are with me today and will protect me. I cannot understand why you love me so as sinful as I am, but I stand in complete awe of you. Thank you.

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your Presence? If I go up to heaven, you are there. If I make my bed in hell—there you are! I rise on the wings of dawn. I settle on the far side of the sea. Even there your hand guides me, and your right hand holds on to me. And if I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light will become night around me,” then even the darkness will not be too dark for you. The night will be as light as the day. Darkness and light are the same to you.

Wherever I go today, you will be there—guiding me, holding me. Again, something I cannot understand, but something for which I am so thankful. And in those dark times that I know will come—those times I may feel like I am cut off from you, please forgive me. You gave your life for me. I know you are still there. No matter how I may feel today, no matter what I need to face, your light shines through, giving me hope—giving me comfort. My wonderful, loving Savior—how can I ever thank you.

For you created my inner organs. You wove me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and my soul knows that very well. My bones were not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unfinished body. In your book all of them were written. Days were determined, before any of them existed. Your thoughts to me are so precious, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I would count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. I awake, and I am still with you.

Lord, you knew me before I was born. Out of your love, you grew me in your own special way to be the person you wanted. You know everything that I will do and say today. That is so reassuring, but also a little scary. You know all those times today that I will choose to act in sin. Forgive me Lord. I do not understand that love, but I so need to cling to it. I am in your thoughts today, and I know that this day will be a blessing to me. Please help me to show your love in all I do and say.

If only you would slay the wicked, O God, so that bloody men would depart from me, men who speak against you maliciously. Your adversaries misuse your name. Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord, and detest those who rise up against you? I absolutely hate them. To me they are enemies. Investigate me, God, and know my heart. Test me and know my troubled thoughts. See if there is any way in me that causes pain and lead me in the way everlasting. EHV

Whatever I face today Lord, you will be there. And while I would like to think the troubles will come from outside of me, I know most of the problems come from within me. Be with me and search my heart. If I am selfish help me to remember all you have done by dying on the cross. If I am pushed toward impatience, help me to remember the way you are always patient with me. Most of all, compel me to show your love so others too may come to know you. Thank you Lord, for listening. Talk to you later. Amen.

Thanks for stopping by to share my morning prayer. Hope you can come back sometime. I will wait you.

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