Your testimonies are wonderful, Lord; therefore my soul keeps them. The entrance of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. I opened my mouth and panted, for I longed for Your commandments.
Look upon me and be merciful to me, as Your custom is toward those who love Your name. Direct my steps by Your Word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me. Redeem me from the oppression of man, that I may keep Your precepts. Make Your face shine upon Your servant, and teach me Your statutes.
I do not desire to be with evil men, but desire that my heart and my home be built by Your wisdom. I desire that they be filled with the pleasant and precious riches of our knowledge of You. I desire to be strong, in You, Lord. Counsel me according to Your will.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.