Tim Keller writes that “there is no situation or emotion a human being can experience that is not reflected somewhere in the Psalms.” “Immersing ourselves in the Psalms and turning them into prayers helps us pray in accord with God’s character and will.”
A prayer for making the best choice
God, you are my Lord. Every good thing I have is a gift from you. I thank you for ___________________.
Yet, you, Lord, are all I want! You are my choice, and you keep me safe by _______________.
You make my life pleasant, and my future is bright with ___________________..
I praise you, Lord, for being my guide in _______________.
Even in the darkest night, your teachings fill my mind.
I will always look to you, as you stand beside me and protect me from ________________.
With all my heart, I will celebrate, because I can safely rest. I am your chosen one.
You have shown me the path to life, and you make me glad by _______________.
With you at my side, I will always be joyful.
Paraphrased from Psalm 16 (CEV)