You have put me in the depths of the pit, in the regions dark and deep. Your wrath lies heavy upon me, and You overwhelm me with all Your waves. Selah You have caused my companions to shun me; You have made me a horror to them. I am shut in so that I cannot escape;
(9a) my eye grows dim through sorrow.
Lord, I find myself moved to pray for my friends and brothers in the prisons, abandoned by family, shunned by former friends, surrounded by evil and deceit. Many are crying out to You for release from the horrors of the Devil but not willing to concede all their will to You. Lord, give them compliant hearts that they will allow to be molded into Your image. Show them that entering into Your Kingdom is not release from prison but is released from sin and decay. That release is not into restriction but is release into Freedom.
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 6
Evening: Psalm 40
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