READ PSALM 119:33-40.
“God, teach me lessons for living so I can stay the course. Give me insight so I can do what You tell me—my whole life
one long, obedient response. Guide me down the road of Your commandments; I love traveling this freeway. Give me a
bent for Your words of wisdom, and not for piling up loot. Divert my eyes from toys and trinkets, invigorate me on the
pilgrim way. Affirm Your promises to me—promises made to all who fear You. Deflect the harsh words of my critics—
but what You say is always so good. See how hungry I am for Your counsel; preserve my life through Your
—Psalm 119:33-40 (MSG)
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT FOR TODAY
May we have a heart for God’s words of wisdom. Let’s allow the eternal promises of God’s Word to
keep us from focusing on the changing material things of the world.
1. A PRAYER FOR MY LIFE:
Dear Lord, please help me stay focused on the eternal Word of God.
2. A PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH:
Lord, may our church family be freshly commissioned for disciple-making. Divert our eyes
from what doesn’t matter. Remind us of Your promises, and send us out to bring Your hope to those
3. A PRAYER FOR OUR WORLD:
Lord, give us insight to bring Your Word to the nations. May new people groups worldwide be
reached with the gospel, and may new nations be opened with Spirit-led leadership.