When you're facing a new, scary challenge
I don't now what's going to happen next,
but there are some scary options sitting in front of me,
taunting my thoughts and terrifying my heart.
I feel like I'm wilting on the inside:
My spirit grows faint within me
and my heart feels dismayed (Psalm 143:4).
I know that you are good and that you only do good to your people.
I remember your faithfulness--
you do not bring judgment down on us like you should;
no one stands before you righteous (Psalm 143:2).
I trust you because you have always protected me.
I remember all the times you have rescued me and comforted me.
I reach out for you like a thirsty soul in the desert (Psalm 143:5-6).
Lord, come to me and satisfy my longing.
Quench my fear.
Renew my spirit.
Do not hide your face from me.
Every morning, remind me of your unfailing love (Psalm 143:7-8).
Show me the way I should go.
I only trust you.
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God.
Holy Spirit, level the ground before me and lead me into your truth (Psalm 143:8-10).
I will trust in you.
I will tell of your mighty acts on on my behalf to future generations.
I will speak of your splendor (Psalm 144:4-5).
I love you, and I trust you.
In Jesus' name,
Prayer taken from Psalm 143 and 144.