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Read Psalm 16

Monday

Read Psalm 16

A Prayer of Confidence[a]
16 Protect me, O God; I trust in you for safety.
2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
    all the good things I have come from you.”

3 How excellent are the Lord's faithful people!
    My greatest pleasure is to be with them.

4 Those who rush to other gods
    bring many troubles on themselves.[b]
I will not take part in their sacrifices;
    I will not worship their gods.

5 You, Lord, are all I have,
    and you give me all I need;
    my future is in your hands.
6 How wonderful are your gifts to me;
    how good they are!

7 I praise the Lord, because he guides me,
    and in the night my conscience warns me.
8 I am always aware of the Lord's presence;
    he is near, and nothing can shake me.

9 And so I am thankful and glad,
    and I feel completely secure,
10 because you protect me from the power of death.
I have served you faithfully,
    and you will not abandon me to the world of the dead.

11 You will show me the path that leads to life;
    your presence fills me with joy
    and brings me pleasure forever.

Footnotes:
Psalm 16:1 HEBREW TITLE: A psalm by David.
Psalm 16:4 Probable text Those … themselves; Hebrew unclear.
Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Think 

Verse 7 reminds us that God is always guiding us:
7 I praise the Lord, because he guides me,
    and in the night my conscience warns me.

In verse 8 the Psalmist speaks of his experience and attention to God's voice; but we know that sometimes we stop listening.
8 I am always aware of the Lord's presence;
    he is near, and nothing can shake me.

Pray

Lord help me to slow down and pay attention.


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