A Personal Prayer From Psalm 69

ImageValarie of Encouragement For Every Day wrote a blog post about following the leader, and she reminded me of a prayer I often pray from Psalm 69.

O God, You know my foolishness;
And my sins are not hidden from You.
Let not those who wait for You, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed because of me; Let not those who seek You be confounded because of me, O God of Israel (Psalm 69:5-6 NKJV).

I am so far from perfect, and I do stupid things just like everyone else.Β  Praise God, who is rich in mercy!

About Rene Yoshi

Just a transplanted Okinawan-French Southern girl with a wee bit o' Irish, sharing photography and what I'm learning about spiritual things, including putting off legalism and religious traditions, and embracing God's matchless love, tender mercy, and amazing grace! View all posts by Rene Yoshi

18 responses to “A Personal Prayer From Psalm 69

  • Caddo-Jael

    Oh wow, this is such a lovely and intimate prayer, Rene–can I join in and pray it too? Seriously lacking perfection here, too!

  • Valarie

    Thank you for sharing this with your readers. Too many times we find ourselves lacking as Christians. I thank God for his mercy and grace as we continue to grow in Christ. As I was reading my Bible this morning I came across this verse and it made me think of what you were saying here. Philippians 3:12-14: “Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
    13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
    14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

    Thank you for this sweet reminder to remain in Christ and to press toward the mark πŸ™‚ (( hugs))

    • Rene Yoshi

      Yes! What a perfect follow-up! Thank you, Valarie!! πŸ™‚ ((hugs))

      • Valarie

        You are welcome. Thanks to this conversation, I decided to make today’s blog a continuation of yesterday’s blog. I mentioned you in it, I hope I tagged you right.

      • Rene Yoshi

        Aww, thank you! I like that you also included 1 John 2:1, “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” πŸ™‚

  • Randell Bell

    Beautiful and so true for all of us who put their trust in Christ πŸ™‚ 1John1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
    9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
    Lamentations 3:21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.
    22 It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
    23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
    24 The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

  • g.

    Thank you Sweets. I do love those verses, and recognize that photo of my great friend. πŸ™‚
    I often feel so very unworthy of His love, and all that I have. We all sin, and I know ‘me’ better than anyone else does. My own sin makes me sad sometimes, because I know it must make Him sad.
    We must all just try to be the example to others that He wants us to be. I fail at that, a lot.


  • Toni Sprandel

    Wonderful post Rene! I love your heart! Thanks for sharing!

  • Sandra

    This post is lovely in every way. Looking forward to tomorrow’s Wisdom Wednesday message!

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