Praying the Psalms – Psalm 7 (v1-6)
My God, save me from those who are chasing me! Rescue me from the perils that await me, both in my heart and in the world around me. Don’t leave me alone. The lions are hungry. Don’t let them feed on me!
Have I done something to deserve the wrath of my enemy? If so, reveal it so that I can change my ways. What have I done? I do not want blood on my hands! Show me how I have mistreated the ones you love. If I have taken anything I have not earned, please show me.
My enemies are angry. Let your love counter their anger. Let you love work through them so they can see with Jesus’ eyes. Let your love work through me so that I no longer see enemies but only people who are not family yet. Open my eyes so I can see people like you do. Open my ears so I can hear their pain crying out for comfort and compassionate care. AMEN.