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 The Prayers of Psalm 119

5 Oh, that my ways were directed
To keep Your statutes!
6 Then I would not be ashamed,
When I look into all Your commandments.

8 I will keep Your statutes;
Oh, do not forsake me utterly!

10 With my whole heart I have sought You;
Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!

12 Blessed are You, O LORD!
Teach me Your statutes.

17 Deal bountifully with Your servant,
That I may live and keep Your word.
18 Open my eyes, that I may see
Wondrous things from Your law.
19 I am a stranger in the earth;
Do not hide Your commandments from me.

22 Remove from me reproach and contempt,
For I have kept Your testimonies.

25 My soul clings to the dust;
Revive me according to Your word.
26 I have declared my ways, and You answered me;
Teach me Your statutes.
27 Make me understand the way of Your precepts;
So shall I meditate on Your wonderful works.
28 My soul melts from heaviness;
Strengthen me according to Your word.

29 Remove from me the way of lying,
And grant me Your law graciously.

31 I cling to Your testimonies;
O LORD, do not put me to shame!

33 Teach me, O LORD, the way of Your statutes,
And I shall keep it to the end.
34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law;
Indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
35 Make me walk in the path of Your commandments,
For I delight in it.
36 Incline my heart to Your testimonies,
And not to covetousness.
37 Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things,
And revive me in Your way.
38 Establish Your word to Your servant,
Who is devoted to fearing You.
39 Turn away my reproach which I dread,
For Your judgments are good.
40 Behold, I long for Your precepts;
Revive me in Your righteousness.
41 Let Your mercies come also to me, O LORD—
Your salvation according to Your word.

43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth,
For I have hoped in Your ordinances.

49 Remember the word to Your servant,
Upon which You have caused me to hope.

58 I entreated Your favor with my whole heart;
Be merciful to me according to Your word.

64 The earth, O LORD, is full of Your mercy;
Teach me Your statutes.

66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge,
For I believe Your commandments.

68 You are good, and do good;
Teach me Your statutes.

73 Your hands have made me and fashioned me;
Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.

76 Let, I pray, Your merciful kindness be for my comfort,
According to Your word to Your servant.
77 Let Your tender mercies come to me, that I may live;
For Your law is my delight.
78 Let the proud be ashamed,
For they treated me wrongfully with falsehood;
But I will meditate on Your precepts.
79 Let those who fear You turn to me,
Those who know Your testimonies.
80 Let my heart be blameless regarding Your statutes,
That I may not be ashamed.

84 How many are the days of Your servant?
When will You execute judgment on those who persecute me?

86 All Your commandments are faithful;
They persecute me wrongfully;
Help me!

88 Revive me according to Your lovingkindness,
So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth.

94 I am Yours, save me;
For I have sought Your precepts.

107 I am afflicted very much;
Revive me, O LORD, according to Your word.
108 Accept, I pray, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD,
And teach me Your judgments.

116 Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live;
And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.
117 Hold me up, and I shall be safe,
And I shall observe Your statutes continually.

121 I have done justice and righteousness;
Do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Be surety for Your servant for good;
Do not let the proud oppress me.


124 Deal with Your servant according to Your mercy,
And teach me Your statutes.
125 I am Your servant;
Give me understanding,
That I may know Your testimonies.

132 Look upon me and be merciful to me,
As Your custom is toward those who love Your name.
133 Direct my steps by Your word,
And let no iniquity have dominion over me.
134 Redeem me from the oppression of man,
That I may keep Your precepts.
135 Make Your face shine upon Your servant,
And teach me Your statutes.

144 The righteousness of Your testimonies is everlasting;
Give me understanding, and I shall live.
145 I cry out with my whole heart;
Hear me, O LORD!
I will keep Your statutes.
146 I cry out to You;
Save me, and I will keep Your testimonies.
147 I rise before the dawning of the morning,
And cry for help;
I hope in Your word.

149 Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness;
O LORD, revive me according to Your justice.

153 Consider my affliction and deliver me,
For I do not forget Your law.
154 Plead my cause and redeem me;
Revive me according to Your word.

156 Great are Your tender mercies, O LORD;
Revive me according to Your judgments.

159 Consider how I love Your precepts;
Revive me, O LORD, according to Your lovingkindness.

169 Let my cry come before You, O LORD;
Give me understanding according to Your word.
170 Let my supplication come before You;
Deliver me according to Your word.

173 Let Your hand become my help,
For I have chosen Your precepts.

175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise You;
And let Your judgments help me.
176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep;
Seek Your servant,
For I do not forget Your commandments.





I am leading a small group and have asked them to isolate the prayers of Psalm 119.

How does this list compare to what we pray for?

In Christ
jeff


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Jeff Marshalek

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 Re: The Prayers of Psalm 119

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How does this list compare to what we pray for?



Interesting to dig this one back up as well;

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Yes, this is my favorite Psalm.
It should be read slowly and with note taking.

Thank you!

 2007/10/4 16:06
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HE_Reigns wrote:
Yes, this is my favorite Psalm.
It should be read slowly and with note taking.

Thank you!



You beat me to it! I was going to post the same thing!

I love Psalm 119! It is so full!


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 Re: The Prayers of Psalm 119

This psalm is mainly centered on the importance of the law and thus a fervent cry for it by the petitioner.For it is with the observance of the Law that a man shall be able to accomplish his assignment.No wonder the Lord said to Joshua, JOSH 1:7
"Only be thou strong and very courageous,THAT THOU MAYEST OBSERVE TO DO ACCORDING TO ALL THE LAW,which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest."
The man Joshua was given an assignment to lead the children of israel to the promise land and then divide the land to them as an inheritance.Having been given this assignment,he was immediately advised by God to observe all the Law that he might accomplish this task.

Oh God our Father, turn our eyes away from worthless things and set our gaze on your Law that we may remember to observe them and find good success spiritually


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Brother Igbinoba wrote:

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Having been given this assignment,he was immediately advised by God to observe all the Law that he might accomplish this task.



Ex. 17:13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. 14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

Ex. 24:13 And Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua: and Moses went up into the mount of God.

Ex. 33:11 And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.


I wonder what God and Joshua did when Moses departed from the tabernacle.


Josh. 1:1 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying, 2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. 3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.

Here we see that the Lord speaks to Joshua...

7 And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify thee in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee. 8 And thou shalt command the priests that bear the ark of the covenant, saying, When ye are come to the brink of the water of Jordan, ye shall stand still in Jordan.


Again we see that the Lord speaks to Joshua...

Josh. 4:1 And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over Jordan, that the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying, 2 Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man, 3 And command ye them, saying, Take you hence out of the midst of Jordan, out of the place where the priests’ feet stood firm, twelve stones, and ye shall carry them over with you, and leave them in the lodging place, where ye shall lodge this night.


Again, we see that the Lord speaks to Joshua...

Josh 4:15 And the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying, 16 Command the priests that bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of Jordan.


Again, we see that the Lord speaks to Joshua...

Joshua 5: 2 At that time the LORD said unto Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.

Again, we see that the Lord speaks to Joshua...

Joshua 5: 9 And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name of the place is called Gilgal unto this day.

Again, we see that the Lord speaks to Joshua...

Joshua 6: 2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour. 3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days. 4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams’ horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets. 5 And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.

Again, we see that the Lord speaks to Joshua...


This same precept that is demonstrated here in Scripture is also present in the life of the writer of Psalm 119...

Have you ever considered this?

God Bless
Jeff


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 Re: The Prayers of Psalm 119

When I contemplate these prayers, it brings to mind a desire to know the things of the kingdom of God. In an earthly example, a king rules over his kingdom by communicating to his people the rules and statutes by which the people are to live by. The earthly king commands and teaches the people how one is to live under his rule.

Now we know that the Psalmist has the law of Moses writen on scrolls. We know that God gave 613 different rules...yet this man is praying for something that goes beyond the law of Moses...

Now if one considers the Psalmist prayers, what is he praying for?

In Christ
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5 Oh, that my ways were directed
To keep Your statutes!
6 Then I would not be ashamed,
When I look into all Your commandments.

Do you think that God would answer a prayer like this, and by what means would God "enable" this man to walk in the "ways" that are pleasing to Him?

In Christ
Jeff


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Psalm 119

5 Oh, that my ways were directed
To keep Your statutes!
6 Then I would not be ashamed,
When I look into all Your commandments.


The relationship that this man has with the Lord brings a heart cry to the Lord that He would direct this man's ways so that this man would not experience shame. The cry of this man's heart is a testimony of the right relationship he has with his Savior. Whenever he sins against His Lord, he experiences shame. This is the source from which biblical humility is spawned.

On the other hand, a proud heart has not submitted to testimony of the Lord through the Holy Spirit, on how we grieve the Holy Spirit. A proud heart continues to harden, the ears become dull. After a while there is no sense of shame in those who reject the Holy Spirit. There is no ongoing renewal of the mind.

In Christ
Jeff


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Psalm 119

9 How can a young man cleanse his way?
By taking heed according to Your word.
10 With my whole heart I have sought You;
Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!

This man has found a source of wisdom that is found in God's word. This experience has filled his heart with a desire to cry out for more.

"Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!"

Is he only refering to the 613 items of the law given to Moses? We know from Paul's teaching, that the force of the law is to condemn all men. Yet we hear not condemnation but hope.

How would God answer this man's prayer?

In Christ
Jeff


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