Psalms for Prayer: Day 21

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Today's Text: Psalm 143:8

Scripture is God-breathed and true. When we memorize it,  we carry the gospel with us wherever we go.

This week’s verse reminds us to go to God first when we need help.

Let me experience
your faithful love in the morning,
for I trust in you.
Reveal to me the way I should go
because I appeal to you.
—Psalm 143:8

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  • Michelle Martinez

    Amen!!

  • Tasha Enderby

    This whole psalm is close to my heart as you read it you can clearly see the battle of depression that David fights… yet when the darkness comes he chooses to seek God a fresh each and every day. I often let the darkness of my own depression damper my days before they even start but I am encouraged by this reminder.

  • Brittany Holmes

    Happy Mother’s Day. It is my prayer that I stop and be still enough to hear His sweet voice.

  • Lynne Stephenson

    I’m calling out to the LORD to reveal the way I should go in my own life as big changes are coming.

  • I’m praying today for the women that find this a difficult day. There are many circcumstances where wishing someone a ‘happy mother’s day’ is painful and I’m praying for you. May you feel God’s presence today whatever your circumstances and know that you are loved.

  • I just wanted to express my thanks to the staff of SRT for this great study on prayer. The timing was perfect for me. We have had some trials in 2018 that start to feel overwhelming. Spending time in the Psalms was what I needed. I was reminded to be honest in m prayers , and trust His goodness. He is at work in ways I may never understand, yet He is at work.

  • Hi Ladies. Could I ask for prayers? I just found out I have a ppd allergy. Its a chemical called para-phenylenediamine. Its found in hair dye and dental anesthetics and sulfa antibiotics. I had had my hair done on Wednesday and dental work done on Friday and the reaction hit me hard over the past weekend, as I had to go to the hospital. The doc was not certain it was a reaction and gave me a sulfa antibiotic to treat a possible infection. This did a number on me. I also did not do well with the steroids they gave me either. I was in hospital Sat-Sun.

    Sun afternoon I came home. I took claritin and benadryl as directed by my doctor. Things were starting to look better, but he had also prescribed me the sulfa antibiotic and steroids to take at home. After dinner I took the antibiotic and steroid and because I hadn’t specifically realized the ppd allergy as yet I became all inflamed again. It was scary because I was doing better in the afternoon. My body was hit hard with the ppd. I stopped taking the antibiotic and steroid immediately. This confirmed the ppd allergy for me. Now the problem is my body is cross-reacting. Meaning all those chemicals we find in just about every lotion laundry detergent dish soap hand soap make-up toothpaste are all off limits. I need to find an allergist right away. I had one recommended by doctor but found out he was retired and made one with the doctor that took his place but he doesn’t do chemical testing in the office. I’m confused by that and now feel I need to research an allergist who specializes in chemical testing. I want to be able to figure out what products I might possible be able to use.

    I did find a great local company that makes chemical free soap. I ordered laundry soap and castle soap and it was set to arrive yesterday and now the shipment seems to be detained. You take the little things for granted such as just being able to be clean. So prayers that that shipment gets back on track. I really need it!

    My anxieties have also kicked up majorly and it has also done on number on me. This was something I was working on before all this. I was having a hard time coming to terms with this. My sister thinks it might be exasperated by the steroids I was given. So I ask for prayers there as well.

    My prayers would be for complete healing, recovery, from my allergies and anxieties. That I could find a great allergist that can help me determine my specific allergies and a good treatment plan for my anxieties so that I can move forward with life. I was just in the process of putting things back in place for myself. I had started going to church again and I was looking for work. This setback was not what I needed. But who does need these right? I am truly grateful I am recovering and getting better each day and I truly believe God made sure I got the ppd allergy information as soon as possible. I am not sure why all this had to happen but I want to keep my focus on Him. I have to admit this has been scary for me but I know God is good. He is watching over me. I know He will get me through this. I am doing my best to be in prayer and I have my scriptures that I say to myself to keep Him close but I could sure use an extra dose of heavy prayers. Thank you so much!

    Blessings to all women~ whether we have children or not I believe we are all mothers supporting each other in this life! Happy Mother’s day :)

    • Julie

      Oh my goodness I didn’t know how long this was. I’m sorry. I really deliberated putting this out here I just really wanted to ask for prayers. I didn’t mean to take up so much space. My apologies!

    • cathy

      Dear Julie, Lay down all your suffering and anxiety at the foot of the cross. He will carry your burdens. He will lift you up and make you whole. In Jesus name, AMEN.

  • So sad this one is over! Loved it!

  • Happy Mother’s Day to the moms, those who are waiting to be mothers, and those who are missing their mothers today. Much love to you all.

  • I have LOVED this study even though it was difficult for me at times. Prayer has been difficult for me throughout my life, not knowing how or what to say and now realizing none of that matters. Praying the Psalms has changed my prayer life and knowing that others in the SRT community have struggled with this as well is a comfort to me. Some ladies, I do not know personally, but read comments often enough I feel I know their hearts just a bit. We are on a journey together and that is why I so love this SRT community and thank you for providing us with these wonderful studies. Have a great Sabbath and Mother’s Day! Rest in His Presence today for He is so good to us!

  • I have enjoyed this study so very much. Prayer is something that I struggle with – what to pray, how to pray – as C.S. Lewis said, “Prayer is an irksome thing.” Praying the Psalms has given me a new perspective. Prayer is me talking to God about everything – weighty things and trivial things. He doesn’t expect pretty, flowery language. He wants total and complete honesty with Him. I can pray about everything. I can tell Him how angry I am with someone and He’s okay with that. The good thing is that by taking Him that anger I get to deal with it with Him which may save a relationship here. I can tell Him my hurts, my pain, and sorrow, my joy – I don’t spend enough time telling Him my joys – I can go to Him and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that He hears. He may not answer the way that I expect, but I can know that His answer is always His best.
    Thank you SRT for this incredible study. It has truly changed my life.

  • Churchmouse

    Wisdom and discernment. Two things I seem to pray for the most often. Both are found in His Word. Which is a very good reason to plant myself within its pages. I want deep roots.

  • Amen!

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