Welcome back to praying God’s Word on Wednesday! Our verse today, Psalm 33:22, is already a prayer. Feel free to read it to God verbatim if the Spirit leads. I’m also going to retool it a bit to pray for someone specifically.
May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you. NIV
The verse itself is short and sweet. The Believer’s Bible Commentary says that the psalmist’s prayer is simply to “ask that they [God’s people] might continue to bask in the sunshine of His steadfast love as they continue to depend on Him alone.”
There are so many things constantly vying for our attention, devotion and loyalty today. It can be easy to put our hope in things we can see and touch – investments, relationships, jobs, for example – before we even realize our focus is not on Jesus.
Replace the pronouns with the appropriate ones for the person (or yourself) that you are praying for.
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Thank you so much, Angie.
I love your encouragement to pray the scriptures. Powerful verse too! I will definitely be using this!
I’m so glad, Kelly. Thank you for letting me know.
Michele Morin says
I found myself praying these words for our nation and wrote about it for an upcoming post. I love it when friend have thoughts running in a common vein.
That’s a great verse to pray for our country and culture. Thank you for pointing that out.
Lisa notes says
Sometimes these short verses are the ones that stick with me the most. And this is a power-packed verse! A big message in such few words. Thanks for sharing this, Lauren!
Me too, Lisa. Thank you.
Shelbee on the Edge says
Beautiful prayer, Lauren. I have to say that ever since I learned to give over all of the things out of my control, I have experienced much less stress and much more joy in my life! Relinquishing control to an unseen force is very difficult for many people. But once you learn how to do it, it actually gets much easier with practice. We all need to have a little faith and trust in the unseen!
Relinquishing control is still a daily battle for me. But I keep praying for it and pressing on.
Debbie Lowe says
Great reminder of how easy it is to loose our focus on Jesus and begin putting our trust in people or things instead of the Lord. Thanks!
Thanks for praying along, Debbie.