Whilst I was slowly waking up yesterday, this prayer came straight to me. I wanted to enjoy being warm and sleepy for a while, but the words were very insistent. It begins and ends with direct quotations from Psalm 139, which I have incorporated into the wording. The full references are below, as always.
Lord, you know everything about me: everything I experience, feel, think, say and do.
You observe all that happens in my body, mind, heart and soul, including everything of which I’m not conscious.
You perceive what I reveal to others, and what I conceal.
You discern all this whether I’m awake, asleep, or dreaming.
Sick or well, you are closer than my heartbeat and my breath.
You hold my life in your hands, loving me, and helping me through all I must face.
Lord, point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
O LORD, you have examined my heart and know everything about me (Psalm 139:1; NLT).
The life of every living thing is in his hand, and the breath of every human being (Job 12:10; NLT).
The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life (Job 33:4; NLT).
Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life (Psalm 139:24; NLT).