We seek to do what is right that the Lord may preserve us

Psalms Bible Background

08.23.2017 – Old Testament: Psa 119.121–128

To read the Bible in a year, read Psalm 119.121–128 on August 23, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

We read and meditate on the Scriptures because we want to find out what the Lord wants us to do. When we discover those things, we do them, but people oppose us. We pray to the Lord for those people,

I have done justice and righteousness;
Do not leave me to my oppressors.
Be surety for Your servant for good;
Do not let the proud oppress me.
My eyes fail from seeking Your salvation
And Your righteous word.
Deal with Your servant according to Your mercy,
And teach me Your statutes.
I am Your servant;
Give me understanding,
That I may know Your testimonies.
It is time for You to act, O LORD,
For they have regarded Your law as void.
Therefore I love Your commandments
More than gold, yes, than fine gold!
Therefore all Your precepts concerning all things
I consider to be right;
I hate every false way.
(Psalm 119.121–128) 

We pray to God about the time that we spend in His word, and our effort to do what He says. These things matter to Him. We want Him to see because we love Him and we want Him to know what we think of His word.


  • Have you taken a passage and read it as a prayer to God, such as the one above?
  • Are you at a loss what to say sometimes when praying to the Lord?

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