Lord, my God, embrace me within Your enveloping mercy. I invite the discipline of Your love because it has become my shield against the condemning arrows of accusation. Press me into shape, Lord, until I am molded into the likeness of Christ. Anxiety robs me of the peace of Your promise. My iniquities are too heavy a burden for me to carry, Lord. Yet You have said that those who love much are greatly covered by Your righteousness. Let my heart rejoice in the treasure of Your forgiveness, Jesus. My inner wounds open to the infection of selfishness when I do not bring my confession before Your throne. Lord, my tumultuous heart is a tempest within me, but Your salvation calms the wind and the waves of my troubled thoughts. Hear the deep longing for righteousness, God. Meet me in the confines of my continual sighing. Silence my complaints with the truth and hope of Your Word. Though my heart splinters and there is no strength in my soul, You are my Healer and my Defender. Father, draw me into Your loving embrace until my refuge provides the sanctuary of righteousness my soul needs. Under the blessing of Your Word in Psalm 62:8 and the authority of Christ Jesus, I pray.
Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us.
Psalm 62:8, ESV