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“In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.” Psalm 71:1

As I was reading this Psalm in my Daily Devotions a few weeks ago, I realized that there were a lot of good verses that could be used as prayers, so  let’s just look at a few of them. I am using the New Living Version of the Scriptures.

Verse 2: “Save me and rescue me, for you do what is right.”  We can always trust God to know what is best for us and to rescue us when we start to go astray from His plan.HH

Verse 3: “Be my rock of safety where I can always hide. Give the order to save me for you are my rock and my fortress.”  No matter what we are going through, we can take it to the Lord and cast all our cares upon Him.  He is a safe place during every storm.

Verse 5: “O Lord, you alone are my hope. I’ve trusted in you from childhood.”  We know that the Lord had his hand on us before we were even born.  I am thankful that I came to know him while I was a child, and that He has been with me through the years.  Many of you may not have learned of Jesus until you were older, but you can be assured that He was watching over you all through your life and reaching for you with His love.

Verse 9: “And now, in my old age, don’t set me aside.  Don’t abandon me when my strength is failing.”  Although I may still feel young in heart, my body tells me that I am getting older.  I can’t do all the things I used to do, but as long as the Lord gives me breath, I am going to praise Him and endeavour to be a blessing to others.

Verse 22: “…because you are faithful to your promises, O my God I will sing praises to you.”  He has never failed; He always keeps His promises.  We could never praise Him enough for all the blessings He has bestowed upon us.

May this Psalm be a blessing to you as it has been to me.  The Lord Jesus Christ has been so good to us, and He deserved all our praise and worship.

Prayer:  Jesus, we lift our hearts in praise to you today, thanking you for all that you are and all that you do.

Devotion by Anne Johnston

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