17 Be good to Your servant, that I may live and obey Your word.
18 Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in Your instructions.
19 I am only a foreigner in the land. Don't hide Your commands from me!
20 I am always overwhelmed with a desire for Your regulations.
21 You rebuke the arrogant; those who wander from Your commands are cursed.
22 Don't let them scorn and insult me, for I have obeyed Your laws.
23 Even princes sit and speak against me, but I will meditate on Your decrees.
24 Your laws please me; they give me wise advice.
26 I told You my plans, and You answered. Now teach me Your decrees.
27 Help me understand the meaning of Your commandments, and I will meditate on Your wonderful deeds.
28 I weep with sorrow; encourage me by Your word.
29 Keep me from lying to myself; give me the privilege of knowing Your instructions.
30 I have chosen to be faithful; I have determined to live by Your regulations.
31 I cling to Your laws. LORD, don't let me be put to shame!
32 I will pursue Your commands, for You expand my understanding.
33 He Teach me Your decrees, O LORD; I will keep them to the end.
34 Give me understanding and I will obey Your instructions; I will put them into practice with all my heart.
35 Make me walk along the path of Your commands, for that is where my happiness is found.
36 Give me an eagerness for Your laws rather than a love for money!
37 Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through Your word.
38 Reassure me of Your promise, made to those who fear You.
39 Help me abandon my shameful ways; for Your regulations are good.
40 I long to obey Your commandments! Renew my life with Your goodness.
Picture yourself running to catch up with your Papa. As you reach Him, you slip your hand trustingly into His. Walking along, you eagerly look into His eyes making your request, "Papa, open my eyes, don't hide Your commands from me... make me walk in Your paths. And Papa, help me to abandon my shameful ways...give me an eagerness to knowiYour instructions. I love You Papa!"
The Bible tells us to come to God humbly and trusting, like a child. We see this in the psalmist's trusting reliance on God to do the good work needed in his heart and his life.
Make some of today's verses your trusting requests to your Father God.