Psalm 139

This is another wonderful prayer from Myrt, a traveling missionary from South Africa. I thank her and all who have taken the free e-course Release the Power of Psalm 91 and then blessed me with their prayers.

This prayer combines two different translations of Psalm 139. Combining translations brings richness and clarity to your prayers. Read more about this in
Twenty-Six Translations.

Prayer
Oh Lord God, You investigate my life and You know me,  
I'm an open book to You, even from a distance, You know what I'm thinking. 
You know when I leave and when I arrive; 
I'm never out of your sight
You know everything I'm going to say before I even start a sentence. 
I look behind me and You're there, then up ahead and you're there, too...
You hem me in!
Your reassuring presence is with me wherever I am and in whatever I do,
in all of my coming and going, You are with me.
This is too wonderful, I can hardly take is all in!
There is nowhere where I can avoid Your Spirit or be out of Your sight. 
If I climb to the sky, (even in a plane, or helicopter) or soar like an eagle, You're there! 
If I go underground, or to the depths of darkeness or despair, You're there! 
If I fly on the wings of the dawn, or go to the far side of the seas, 
You're already there waiting...even there Your Hand guides me and holds me fast.

At night (or during hardships)
I'm immersed in Your love and light! 
It's a fact: darkness, (war, lack of finances, sorrows or tribulations) are not dark to You,
and
You control my life .

Lord, You shaped me inside and out; You formed me in my mother's womb.
I thank you, Most High God...You're breathtaking! 
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
Thank You Father God. I worship You in adoration...You know every part of me!
Your thoughts towards me are rare and beautiful! 
God, I'll never comprehend them! I couldn't even begin to count them,  
any more than I could count the sand of the sea.
When I awake, I am still with You!
  
Search and investigate my life and heart O God,  
test me and be aware of every anxious thought,
set my soul and spirit at peace to be confident in You.
Let me know when I do anything wrong,
help me,
uphold me,
guide me and make me aware of Your abiding Presence and love.
Please guide me on the road to eternal life and You.
Amen
 
(From Psalm 139: The Message, NIV/Myrt versions)