Friday, April 8, 2011

A Prayer for Guidance and Protection

"I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."  (Jeremiah 29:11)

Father God, in His abundant mercy and love, desires the best for His children.  We are the ones who mess it up.  He has arranged a wonderful path for each of our lives; but, we oftentimes choose to veer off the path.  The results are the consequences of life...   Sometimes we come full-circle and recognize the fact that we are back at the same crossroads we saw years before...  Even so, God patiently guides us back to His path - the path that leads to abundant life.

1 Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul...  4 Show me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.  5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me;  for thou art the God of my salvation;  on thee do I wait all the day. 6  Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy loving-kindnesses;  for they have been ever of old. 7  Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions;  according to thy mercy remember thou me
         for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.


10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth;  unto such as keep his 
covenant and his testimonies. 11 For thy name's sake, O LORD,  pardon
mine iniquity; for it is great.

12 What man is he that fearest the LORD? 
 Him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. 
13 His soul shall dwell at ease;  and his seed shall inherit the earth. 
 14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him;  and he will 
show them his covenant.

15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD;  for he shall pluck my feet out of the net. 
16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me;  for I am desolate and afflicted. 
17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: 
20 O keep my soul, and deliver me:  let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee
   (Psalm 25:1,4-7,10-17,20  King James Bible)

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