I have been reading this month, David’s book of Psalms from the Bible. I have decided to write a few of my own based on my life experience. So using his as a general guide, and substituting my experience for his, I will be posting some of the results throughout this month of October.
Today is his / my, evening prayer.
His is from Psalm 4:1-8. While mine is from 2017:22
Many around me are crying out, “Show me the good in the world,
all I see is destruction and chaos.”
But I, O Lord, see your goodness and mercy all around me.
Your love permeates all your creation.
Yes, evil exists. Yes, destruction abounds
But isn’t that of our own making, Lord?
You continue daily to pour out blessings on us.
On both the wicked and the repentant ones,
More than we deserve.
Many pray to their god of greed, “Give me more, “I Need more.”
When they already have more than they deserve for their wicked ways.
My prayer is for satisfaction.
My happiness is in you, Lord.
My fulfillment in this life
Is doing for others what you have done for me.
I know not if I will arise in the morning to another day of service
Or to an eternal day of Glory,
But know this, O Lord, my desire is to do your will this day!
When I lie down at the end of day, May I go to sleep in peace,
Knowing that you alone, O Lord, have kept me safe this day
In the hollow of your hand. Amen