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Praying Through the Psalms: Psalm 6

Psalm 6 is certainly not one of the happiest of the Psalms.  I’m grateful though, that they aren’t all happy-go-lucky upbeat tunes.  Sometimes, that’s not what’s in our heart.  We don’t always feel like worshiping God with the songs you can clap along to at church, but we want something kind of depressing, because that’s the kind of mood we’re in, or the tough season of life we’re in.  We can still get joy though, even in the hard times, from knowing that God is with us through thick and thin.  God is faithful to his people, and in relationship with us in good times and bad, and I praise him for that!

Psalm 6

1 O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger

or discipline me in your wrath.

2 Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am faint;

O Lord, heal me, for my bones are in agony.

Lord, I thank you that you do show great mercy and patience with me.  I ask that you would continue to be gracious to me, as your Holy Spirit continues his sanctifying work in me.

3 My soul is in anguish.

How long, O Lord, how long?

4 Turn, O Lord, and deliver me;

save me because of your unfailing love.

Lord, thank you that you love me enough to empower me to overcome sin in my life.  Thank you for all that you have delivered me from, and I pray that you would continue to let me have victory and walk in freedom.

5 No one remembers you when he is dead.

Who praises you from the grave?

6 I am worn out from groaning;

all night long I flood my bed with weeping

and drench my couch with tears.

Lord, I’ve had nights like this one described.  I thank you that you faithfully brought me through those, and pray that I can remember that you are with me in the future when hard times come.

7 My eyes grow weak with sorrow;

they fail because of all my foes.

8 Away from me, all you who do evil,

for the Lord has heard my weeping.

9 The Lord has heard my cry for mercy;

the Lord accepts my prayer.

Lord, thank you that you hear my prayers, and that I’m able to be in relationship with you.  Being able to commune with you is an evidence of your mercy, and I pray that I would come to fully appreciate that.

10 All my enemies will be ashamed and dismayed;

they will turn back in sudden disgrace.


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