Day 21 – Psalm 31:1-5
1 In You, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame; in Your righteousness deliver me!
2 Incline Your ear to me; rescue me speedily!
Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me!
3 For You are my rock and my fortress; and for Your name’s sake You lead me and guide me;
4 You take me out of the net they have hidden for me, for You are my refuge.
5 Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.
Prayer of Reflection:
“Lord, I believe in faith that You are my shelter and protection. In my distress, in situations where I see the design of evil around me, I earnestly seek You, God, and am confident of Your protection and sure mercies of my soul, even in the middle of troubles.
“In Your mercy and righteousness, deliver me and keep me from dishonoring Your name. I know You take notice of my plight and are always working for my good to save me and bring glory to You. I pray, Lord, under Your divine guidance, to order both my steps and my will as I resolve for You to lead and direct my path.
“Lord, by Your strength, keep me out of the enemies’ trap and from the sin that would ensnare me. I affirm my dependence on You as I give my spirit into Your hand, trusting You to redeem my soul as my faithful God. Amen.”
by Ruth Blevins