Pray: Prayer for Those Who Need an Anchor
Every day this year, I’ve prayed through a section of the wonderful, beautiful Psalm 119. I usually pick out at least one or two verses to emphasize. I’m amazed by the riches of God’s Word and by the needs/ and answers God’s shown me through these times of prayer.
Today, I thought I’d share a prayer from today’s reading of Psalm 119:49-56. Today’s focal verses: “Remember the word to Your servant, In which You have made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, That Your word has revived me” (Ps. 119:49-50).
Lord, your word holds my hope. You are my anchor, and I place my full reliance upon you. God, I ask for your presence through your truth, your Word, today. May I see its life, its activity, its power as a two-edged sword. As I walk through my day, allow me to see your promises and purposes fleshed out before me. Father, I need to view my experiences through the lens of your Word. I ask you to infuse my spirit with the hope of those promises, the strength of those purposes. Allow me, God, to live the life you have planned for me in the way you want me to do it.
God, I’ve walked through some struggles of late. I’ve had moments of despair and times of near-desperation. But I thank you, oh Father, that I’m never without hope. I’m never without joy. I’m never without peace because of my intimate connection with you.
Thank you, my Savior, for holding me close. Thank you for using your Word to restore my spirit and revive my soul. Thank you that when the floodwaters mount and the wind prevails, I have an anchor in you. Thank you that I walk today as your favorite child, secure in the knowledge that your love endures forever. I pray this in your powerful name and for your everlasting glory, AMEN.
Are you in need of an anchor? Share your prayer request in a comment or email me
. I’ll be honored to lift you before the Anchor of all.