25 My soul clings to the dust; Revive me according to Your word.
I feel empty and alone today, Lord. I am clinging to life itself, which you made from the dust of the earth. I ask you to bring revival to my weary soul, as you have promised in your word. Make me alive again!
26 I have declared my ways, and You answered me; Teach me Your statutes.
I have asked for your forgiveness because of the wretched way I lived my life before knowing you. And you were gracious enough to forgive me and blot out my transgressions forever. Now I need to learn and understand your statutes and your ways, Oh Lord. Teach me your word so that I might walk pleasing to you.
27 Make me understand the way of Your precepts; So shall I meditate on Your wonderful works.
Help me to understand how your word should interact with my life: How I should walk, How I should talk, How I should act, How I should treat others, What words should I speak. I will meditate on all that you have done for your people, and follow your example when I am with others.
28 My soul melts from heaviness; Strengthen me according to Your word.
My soul is slowly becoming weaker and weaker from the heaviness in my heart. Please send me the strength to endure through these trials. I have seen in your word how you have strengthened the saints in the past so I know you can do it today as well.
29 Remove from me the way of lying, and grant me Your law graciously.
Help me to always speak the truth. Little white lies pop-p ever once in a while and I know these are not pleasing to you..You desire that I tell the truth because your word s always truth. I pray you will apply your word with grace in my life, because I need that covering,
30 I have chosen the way of truth; Your judgments I have laid before me.
I choose your word Lord. I choose to follow it, as it gives me life, freedom and blessing. I have laid out your judgments before me so that I can see them clearly and know what is right and wrong in your eyes.
31 I cling to Your testimonies; O Lord, do not put me to shame!
I cling to your word, Oh Lord, as I could to a life preserver. I hold onto it and depend on it to keep me safe from harm, and to deliver me when might fall. I also testify to those around me that am standing on your word every day. I pray you will not let me down, so that I am not shamed in front of those who may not believe, and so that my life might be a testimony that will lead others to you.
32 I will run the course of Your commandments, for You shall enlarge my heart.
When I follow your word to the full extent, you enlarge my heart for my neighbors and for others I come in contact with. You encourage me to love them all, as you have loved us and gave your life for my salvation. Help my heart to continue to grow in love as I run to your commandments for guidance and wisdom.