Friday, February 13

Psalm 143

 
Psalm 143
1 Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications:
 in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.
2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant:
 for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.
3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul;
 he hath smitten my life down to the ground;
 he hath made me to dwell in darkness,
 as those that have been long dead.
4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me;
 my heart within me is desolate.
5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works;
 I muse on the work of thy hands.
6 I stretch forth my hands unto thee:
 my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.
7 Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit faileth:
 hide not thy face from me,
 lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning;
 for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way
 wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
9 Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies:
 I flee unto thee to hide me.
10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God:
 thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
11 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name's sake:
 for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.
12 And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies,
 and destroy all them that afflict my soul:
 for I am thy servant.
 
 
How Long Has It Been?
How long has it been since you talked with the Lord?
And told Him your heart's hidden secrets
How long since you prayed? How long since you stayed
On your knees till the light shone through?
How long has it been since your mind felt at ease?
How long since your heart knew no burden?
Can you call Him your friend?
How long has it been since you knew that He cared for you?
How long has it been since you knelt by your bed
And prayed to the Lord up in heaven?
How long since you knew that Hed answer you
And would keep you the long night through?
How long has it been since you woke with the dawn
And felt that the days worth the living?
Can you call Him your friend?
How long has it been since you knew that He cared for you?



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely precious words of God, Kristi

Rebecca said...


Need a hug?
I haven't thought of "How Long Has It Been" for a long, long time....
He DOES care for you/us♥