Do you take time to reflect on what you’ve read in God’s Word? One of my study tools, which aids in my connection and reflection of a passage, is to make it my own.
I add words like I and my in place of your, their and our. Psalm 17 spoke volumes to my heart and soul. While reading I felt a strong and immediate connection to the psalmist.
Lord, please care for me as I cry. Father, listen to my prayer as I speak from the pure and honest depths of my soul. I have faced storms where You have tested my faith, and when I have called out to You, You have spoken in my dreams. Set my feet on Your firm foundation. Hold me steady so I do not fall. Bend Your ear to me Abba, and pour Your love upon me. Hold me close and protect me from the evil one.