Friday, September 30, 2011

Day Eighteen: Thankfulness

Day Eighteen of Thirty Days of Prayers from the Psalms 
Psalms 40, 41, 48, 49, 51, 119 

I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1 

 Heavenly Father, thank you for giving me this day, for hearing my prayers. When I wait 

patiently for you to help me, you turn to me, lifting me up and setting my feet on the path 

I should walk. Father, you give me blessings upon blessings.

 [Recite your blessings from the Lord.] 

Thank you for your presence in my life. You are my source of joy, security, and 

salvation. You are my defender and guide forever. I donʼt have to fear when trouble 

comes, for you are with me. You desire complete honesty from me when I pray, and 

when I give you thanks with all my heart, it honors you. Thank you, Lord, that I am 

considered precious in your eyes. My true happiness is found walking in the path of 

your commands. So I walk in the freedom you give and share this joy with others. When 

I ponder the direction of my life, I turn to you for answers, and you give me good 

judgment and knowledge. 

Thank you, Lord, for pouring your mercy out on me, your servant. 

[What specifically can you thank God for today?]

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Day Seventeen: Praising Him

Day Seventeen of Thirty Days of Prayers from the Psalms 
 Praising Him 
Psalms 42, 43, 89, 96, 98, 99, 100, 147, 150 

Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the 
sheep of his pasture. Psalm 100:3 

Father, I am amazed that all of heaven and earth sings your praises. That which you 

created from the deepest seas to the highest mountains praises your great and 

awesome name. The heavens declare your righteousness. Through your abounding 

love you created me, and I am yours. That unfailing love continues on to each 

generation forever. I praise you for the mighty works you have done and continue to do 

throughout my life. You alone are my strength and my protector. You are the one true 

living God, guiding with your light and truth. Defender of justice, your throne endures


You heal the brokenhearted, binding up their wounds. You give support to those who are 

humble, for your understanding is beyond comprehension. 

How blessed is your name in all the Earth. You are worthy of praise, and I tell everyone 

the amazing things you have done in my life. Honor and majesty surround you. 

[Tell the Lord how he has blessed your life.] 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Day Sixteen: Praising Him

Day Sixteen of Thirty Days of Prayers from the Psalms 
Praising Him 
Psalms 17, 18, 19, 22, 24, 25, 29 

The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take 
refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2 

May the God of my salvation be exalted. You live today, rescuing and guiding us with

your unfailing love. You know those who do right, you listen and answer our prayer. You 

save us with your strength, guarding and protecting us. You lead with unfailing love and 

faithfulness, guiding your children down the right path. You rescue us from the traps of 

the enemy. 

The brilliance of your presence thunders from heaven. Your voice is powerful, full of 

majesty, echoing above the sea and making the desert quake. You bring light into 

darkness. Your ways are perfect and your promises are true. The Earth and everything 

in it is yours. The world and all the people belong to you. The skies above display your 

craftsmanship, speaking their message without words, sending their message out to the 


You have given us your word which revives the soul, bringing joy to the heart. You are 

holy, holy, holy, praises surround your throne. Lord, you are king and you rule all 

nations. You rule and reign as my king forever. 

[Thank God now for specific answered prayer today.]

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Day Fifteen: Confession of the Heart

Day Fifteen of Thirty Days of Prayers from the Psalms 
Confession of the  Heart 
Psalms 32, 36, 38, 51, 119 

Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret--it leads only to evil. Psalm 37:8 

Father forgive me for I have sinned against you. I ask that you would not let sin anoint 

my head, for it has whispered deep within my heart causing blindness to my 

wrongdoing. I recognize my rebellion, and it is haunting me. My guilt is overwhelming 

and this burden is too heavy to bear. I long for you Lord. I am deeply sorry for what I 

have done. Because of my actions, I have alienated those around me. Help me to avoid

evil or thoughtlessly fall into bad company. Donʼt keep looking at my sin, but remove the 

stain of my guilt. I desire a loyal spirit within me. Restore me to the joy of your salvation, 

and make me willing to obey you. Teach me lessons for living so I can stay the course. 

Give me insight so I can do what you tell me. 

You say you guide me along the best pathway for my life. You advise me and watch 

over me. Purify my heart, Father, so that I may obey you today. 

[Pour out the confession of your heart to the Lord.] 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Day Fourteen: Confessions of the Heart

 Day Fourteen of Thirty Days of Prayers from the Psalms 
Confessions of the heart 
Psalms 69, 71, 73 
Rescue me and deliver me in your righteousness; turn your ear to me and save me. 
Psalm 71:2 

Heavenly Father, I ask that you save me. I am in over my head. My throat is hoarse 

from calling for help, my eyes are weary searching for you. God, you know every sin I 

have committed. My life is an open book before you. I love you more than I can say. I 

have poured myself out to you in prayer and am waiting for an answer based on your 

love for me. Come close to me, God, rescue me from the flesh. I am in pain and 

distress, give me space for healing. I take refuge in you, deliver me into your 

righteousness. Get me out of this mess and on my feet again. When times are difficult, 

you are my hope, my confidence. Though I am experiencing many troubles, you restore 

my life and turn me around. Give me the gift of your wisdom. My feet have slipped, and I 

almost missed seeing your goodness. I was looking the other way, looking to people for 

help. I have been totally ignorant to your presence. Forgive me, Father.Ttake my hand 

and lead me. I ask for your blessing this day.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Day Thirteen: Praising Him

Day Thirteen of Thirty Days of Prayers from the Psalms 
Praising Him 
Psalms 92, 93, 96 

The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed in majesty and is armed with 
strength. Psalm 93:1a 

What a beautiful thing, God, to give thanks, to sing praises to you, the Most High, to 

announce your love each daybreak and feel your faithful presence all through the night. 

My true joy comes from you. How magnificent are your words, how profound are your 

thoughts. You, Father, are higher and eternal. My rock, there is no wickedness in you.

You are robed in strength, your throne ever firm and immovable. Beauty and holiness 

mark your rule to the very end of time. You will never walk away from me. The minute I 

begin to slip and fall, your love, God, takes hold and holds me fast. When I am upset 

and beside myself, you calm me down and cheer me up. I praise you, Lord, for you are 

a great God. In one hand you hold the depths of the Earth, in the other, you grasp the 

mountains high. I come before you today to worship you, Lord, for you are my God, and 

I am your child. Great are you, Lord, and most worthy of praises. I will proclaim your 

salvation this day. 

[What specifically today can you give God thanks for?] 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Day Twelve: Confessions of the Heart

Day Twelve of Thirty Days of Prayers from the Psalms 
Confessions of the heart 

 Psalms 1, 3, 5, 90, 94, 147 

Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit. Psalm 147:5 

Father, I cry out to you with all my heart. There are circumstances today that trouble me 

deeply. Help me to put my hope in you instead of myself. Teach me to make the most of 

my time so that I may grow in wisdom. Replace all those years of wrong choices with 

your Holy leading from this day forward. Be with me in the decisions I have to make so 

that my efforts will be successful. When I feel myself slipping back to old habits, I ask for 

your unfailing love to support me.  As doubt begins to fill my mind, comfort me and 

renew my hope. Lead me from the temptation to follow the advice of the wicked by 

staying deeply rooted in your truths. Tell me clearly what to do and show me the way to turn. 

Bless me, Father, I pray, for I know my success comes from you. 

[What circumstances are troubling you today? Lay them before the Lord.]

Friday, September 23, 2011

Day Eleven: Thankfulness

Day Eleven of Thirty Days of Prayers from the Psalms
Psalms 9, 91, 92, 138, 139 

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; Psalm 91:4 

Father, today I am so thankful that I can rest in your shadow and live in the shelter of 

the Almighty. In the midst of lifeʼs terrors, you are my place of safety. I can always find 

shelter in you. When I earnestly seek you, you are with me, never abandoning me. You 

do not ignore my cries for help. You give me strength when I pray. I am encouraged by 

your guiding hand. Thank you for rescuing me from evil that surrounds me. It will not 

touch me nor conquer me. You rescue me from... 

[list the times God has rescued you]. 

You loved me even before I was born and continue to love me every day of my life. How

precious your thoughts are to me. I proclaim your love in the morning and your 

faithfulness in the  evening. I am so deeply grateful, Lord, for all that you have done for 

me. In times of weakness, you make me strong. Through your power I am refreshed. As 

long as l live, I pray that you continue to make me useful for your purpose. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Day Ten: Praising Him

Day Ten of Prayers from the Psalms 
Praising Him 
Psalms 42, 43, 66, 107 

By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me--a prayer to the God of my 
life. Psalm 42:8 

 Father, I praise you with all my heart for forgiving me of all my sins, healing me 

physically and spiritually. You fill my life with blessings [list them] and renew my strength 

every day. Your unfailing love towards me is higher than the heavens and my sin is 

removed as far as the east is from the west. How great is your compassion for me. 

Each day you pour your unfailing love upon me, guiding me with your light and truth. I 

shout joyful praises of your glory. Your great power is evident all around me. You hold 

me in your hands and lead me out of darkness and gloom, snapping my chains to 

release me from the prison I was in. You speak, and there is healing, storms are turned 

to a whisper, and waves are calmed. I praise you for your great and faithful love. Amen. 

[Look around you today and acknowledge the glory of what God has created.]

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Day Nine: Confessions of the Heart

Day Nine of Thirty Days of Prayers from the Psalms
Confessions of the heart 
Psalms 25, 32, 101, 102, 103, 104 

Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach 
me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:4-5 

Father, I have sinned against you and you alone. Forgive my rebellious spirit and show 

me the path that I should take. Lead me on this road and teach me your truths along the 

way. Father, I ask forgiveness from the sins I bring to you today.

  [Confess what lies on your heart.] 

Lead me to a life of integrity, beginning in my own home. Please give me the strength to 

refuse to look at anything that is vile or vulgar, or be a part of that which is crooked or 

perverse in your eyes. Without you I am imprisoned by my sins and left to die. Ransom 

me from certain death and surround me with love and tender mercies. Thank you, Lord, 

for clearing my record so that I may live in complete honesty. Confessing my sins allows 

my guilt to leave and joy to fill my heart. Where you send your Spirit, new life is born. 

Create in me a clean heart, Lord, I pray. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Day Eight: Thankfulness

Day Eight of Thirty Days of Prayers from the Psalms
Psalms 119: 7, 15, 19, 35, 47, 54, 58, 93, 111, 116

I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not 
neglect your word. Psalm 119:15-16 

How thankful I am today to have your holy word to live by, teaching me how to stay pure 

in my heart. I offer my gratefulness to you, Lord, to reflect on your ways and find delight 

in your word. Thank you for revealing your truths to me, opening my eyes, and guiding 

my path through scripture, reviving my spirit daily and encouraging me to walk in faith. I 

pray for an eagerness to know your word. Delight me with your word, for it is the music

of my heart and compass for my life. Your holy and living book remains true in all 

generations. I lean on your word for restoration of body and soul, saving me, and 

making me whole. 

Thank you for my Bible being a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. It is a treasure 

and my heartʼs delight. My quiet time with you gives me hope and sustains me through 

the day. If I rise early to seek you, you are there. If I stay awake through the night, you 

are with me. Your faithful love hears my cry. With a thankful heart, I come to you today 

that I may make these requests known to you. [List them.]

Monday, September 19, 2011

Day Seven: Praising Him

Day Seven of Thirty Days of Prayers from the Psalms
Praising Him 
Psalms 47, 49, 50 

Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy. Psalm 47:1 

Father God, I stand fearless today because I have a safe place to hide in you. You fight 

my battles for me. There is no such thing as self rescue, it is beyond my capability. But 

you, Father, snatch me from the clutch of death, reaching down and grabbing me. Even 

before the sun rises, you are my protector. Lord, I give you a banquet of praise and

honor preparing the way to receive your salvation. Let my praises be evident today that 

everyone may see you are a marvelous God. I am still for a moment taking a long loving 

look at the most high God, exhaulted above all nations, all politics, above everything 

everywhere. You are Lord over all the earth. The powers of earth are yours. I ponder 

your love in action, God, and long to tell the next generation detail by detail the greatest 

love story ever written. My God forever, who guides me until the end of time. 

[Thank God specifically today for how he has rescued you and shown his love to you.] 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Day Six: Confessions of the Heart

Day Six of Thirty Days of Prayers from the Psalms
Confessions of the Heart 
Psalms 29, 118, 119, 139 

The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. Psalm 

I pray to you today Lord as pressure and stress are bearing down on me. I question the 

direction I allow my life to go. I ask that you help me not to compromise, but walk only 

on the paths that you have commanded me to. Guide my steps so that I may never be

overcome by evil. Please let my actions be consistent with your principles. Open my

eyes to your truths, and overwhelm me with the desire to follow you. Turn my eyes from

worthless temptations. [List them.] Give me discernment so that I may know your will for

me. Help me not to stumble and fall, but live in such a way that I bring praise to you.

You examine my heart and know everything about me. You know what I am thinking and

what I am going to say even before I say it. I cannot hide my thoughts from you, even in

darkness, thoughts of [list them]. I ask that you destroy the wickedness that begins in

my mind. Reveal it to me so my thoughts and actions are appropriate in your sight. I ask

for your strength when I get weak and your peace when I am troubled. I look to you for

unfailing love.

[In what area of your life might you be compromising today? Confess it to the Lord.]

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Day Five: Thankfulness

Day Five of Thirty Days of Prayers from the Psalms
Psalms 23, 34 

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4 

Lord Jesus, you are my shepherd. I donʼt need to worry about anything. Your comfort 

can be found all around me. You guide me to be right with God for your purpose. Even 

in the most difficult times, I donʼt need to fear the enemy, because you are with me to 

comfort me. When I pray, you hear me and answer me in your timing. When I look to

you for help, you free me from my fears, and I glow with joy that can only come through 

the Holy Spirit. When I am suffering, you hear me, always guarding me and rescuing 

me. When I keep my focus on you, Lord, I will never lack anything. For your eyes watch

over me and your ears hear my cries. Lord, I lay my burdens before you today.

  [List your burdens.] 

You serve me blessings upon blessings covering me with your goodness. Your love will 

always be with me. One day, I will be home with you forever. 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Day Four: Praising Him

Day Four of Thirty Days of Prayers From The Psalms
Praising Him 
 Psalms 8, 19, 29, 57, 65, 84, 121, 138, 144 

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which 
you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you 
care for him? Psalm 8:3 

 Father, your majesty is evident throughout the entire Earth. The nighttime gives us the 

moon and stars you set in place, and you alone allow the sun to rise in the morning in 

all its radiance. In it, your glory shines over all the earth. Your voice thunders over the 

mighty sea and makes the desert quake. By your power and strength, you formed the 

mountains. You are the maker of the heavens and the earth and the maker and 

preserver of my life. You love me so much that you keep watch over me day and night
You will not let me stumble and fall. 

 Forgiver of my sins and full of unfailing love. You reign as king forever. Though you are 

great and mighty, you care for the humble. In your loving gentleness, you give me 

strength and bless me with peace. Lord, you are my light and my protector, giving me 

grace and glory. Oh, the joy I can receive when I completely trust in you! You are my

rock when I am weak. Your love is my fortress, delivering me from the power of the 

enemy. The river of your blessings never runs dry.

[What words of praise can you give your heavenly Father from just this prayer?  For 
example, Creator, Protector, and so forth.] 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Day Three: Confessions of the Heart

Day Three of Thirty Days of Prayers From the Psalms
 Psalms 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 18, 22, 37, 42, 46, 53, 116 

But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head. 
Psalm 3:3 

Father God, I cry out for your mercy on me. I ask that you have compassion on me 

today. My heart is in anguish and fear overwhelms me. I am weak with heart sickness, 

worn out from sobbing. My vision is blurred by grief. I seek protection in the shadow of 

your wings until this storm of life has passed. Rescue me, Lord, lead me to safety. If I 

am guilty of any wrongdoing, please make me fully aware so that I may repent. Look 

deep within my mind and heart. Have mercy on me, for you do not ignore those who cry 

for help. You alone are my refuge in these days of distress. When I feel afraid, I will put 

my trust in you and praise your name. For you keep track of all my sorrows and collect 

all my tears. Father, I cry out to you to restore the light to my eyes and to my life. Bring 

your light into my darkness. 

I lay before you all my fears today. 

[What is causing your heart sickness today? Pray to God about them now.] 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Day Two: Thankfulness

Day Two of Thirty Days of Prayers From the Psalms
Psalms 107, 112, 118, 138, 146 
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, 
for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. Psalm 107:8-9 

Father, I give thanks to you today for what you have done: for redeeming me through 

your salvation. I am never so fully lost in my troubles that you cannot rescue me from 

my distress. Thank you for releasing me from the chains of rebellion that were causing 

me to live in darkness. [List them.] 

I am so thankful knowing that you are for me, and I do not need to be afraid. There is no 

situation where you cannot help me. Thank you, Father, that I can put all of my trust and 

confidence in you because your promises are backed by all the honor of your name. 

You have opened my eyes to your truth. Thank you, Lord. Because of you, I have 

nothing to fear. Though life has its troubles, you preserve me and your plan works out 

for my life. I can  trust in you to take care of me. When difficult times come, you are my 

strength and my song. You are my victory in any situation. Your faithful love endures 

[Thank God now for specific blessings in your life today.] 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Thirty Days of Prayers From The Psalms

Why do I pray?
 Because prayer releases God’s power on earth. It is a mighty weapon given to me and you for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:4). Our desire to pray never begins without an initial sense of need, a stirring of our heart brought on by God to discover His will and reflect His mind. It is an ongoing intimate flow of love between the Father and His child.The more I pray, the closer I grow to God and His desires of the heart become mine.
Praying also gives me a sense of comfort and peace in knowing my problems are in the hands of the only One who has control.
 How do I pray?
 Sometimes I don’t have the words to say, my heart is too heavy, my mind is too overloaded. When this happens, there is never a better place to start than with praying God’s Word, falling back on his truths. I can lean on his words when I have none of my own.
Jesus says “So I say to you; ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened” (Luke 11:9-10).
This scripture clearly tells me God gives freely, without fail, to every child  who asks. But prayer is not just about asking; it is about seeking: seeking God, the most important relationship you and I will ever have. “To him who knocks, the door will be opened”. Knocking is a repeated action, not a onetime thing. With every desire of the heart, we need the repeated act of knocking. Then we must learn to listen. Conversation with God is not one-way. He has something to say to us, and we discover it when we learn to listen and read his holy word.
I have written Thirty Days of Prayers From The Psalms  and would like to share it with you on my blog. It reveals the emotions expressed throughout the book of Psalms. Every emotion of man can be found there. The focus is on three expressions of our hearts to God: praising Him, thankfulness, and confessions of the heart. In each prayer, you are praying God’s Word back to Him.  

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Day One
Praising Him
Psalms  34, 100, 136,145  

Surely the righteous will praise your name and the upright will live before you. Psalm 140:13

Father, your greatness is beyond understanding. You are a compassionate God full of unfailing love. 

You lift me up when I am carrying heavy burdens and are always close to me whenever I call your name. I can lay all my

 fears at your feet, and you free me from them. When my heart is breaking and my spirit is crushed, you comfort me. With

 deep respect and honor I call your name; you hear me and supply all my needs. You not only save me for all eternity, but 

you save me from myself each day. My heart is overflowing with gladness, for you have created me and I am yours. Your 

love for me will never end. You are the God of the miracles in scripture, and you are still doing miracles today in my life 

[List them.] You recognize my weaknesses and save me from the enemies of life that surround me and attack me from 

within. Your endless love never fails. Your greatness is beyond any discovery ever made. You are kind and merciful, 

slow to get angry and full of unfailing love. You shower compassion on all your creation. Lord you are faithful and 

gracious in all you do. When I am bent beneath a load of worry, my eyes look to you and you are there for me, reassuring 

me and protecting me. I will praise you, Lord, as long as I live.
[Thank him now for specific ways he has comforted you in difficult times.]