Daily Prayer for August 4, 2023: Psalm 86

Daily Prayer for August 4, 2023: Psalm 86

Prayer: Our Father, we gladly come to you today because we are poor and needy, creatures of dust and unprofitable servants. We are dependent creatures, knowing that every breath we take depends on you and your kindness towards us. We thank you, Lord, that you have numbered our days and guided our steps. We praise you because we have no reason to fear. After all, you have told us to trust you wholeheartedly, leaning not on our understanding of things knowing that you will guide our steps and lead us where we need to go. We pray to you, our God, because you, as our Father, will hear the cries of your children. You are gracious to us and listen to our weak efforts in prayer and our laments that describe our miserable condition in this world. We ask that you encourage us as we seek to walk with you. Too often, Father, we are downcast and discouraged. Too often, we struggle to make sense of most things that occur in our lives. Too often, we find ourselves worrying and struggling, and in doing so, we sin against you. Forgive us and help us, we beg and plead with you. 

There is no god like you. You alone are holy and good, a God full of grace and compassion towards your redeemed people. There is no God who works as you, daily revealing your glory and displaying it before the eyes of men. We ask that through these acts of providence, we would learn your ways and walk according to them. Please help us and give us your Holy Spirit we pray and ask through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Psalm 86