Read Think Pray is a daily reflection on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the previous Sunday. The idea is simply to get you - reading, thinking and praying about the scriptures you heard at your Sunday Service.
To you, O Lord, I offer my prayer; 2 in you, my God, I trust. Save me from the shame of defeat; don't let my enemies gloat over me! 3 Defeat does not come to those who trust in you, but to those who are quick to rebel against you.
4 Teach me your ways, O Lord; make them known to me. 5 Teach me to live according to your truth, for you are my God, who saves me. I always trust in you.
6 Remember, O Lord, your kindness and constant love which you have shown from long ago. 7 Forgive the sins and errors of my youth. In your constant love and goodness, remember me, Lord!
8 Because the Lord is righteous and good, he teaches sinners the path they should follow. 9 He leads the humble in the right way and teaches them his will. 10 With faithfulness and love he leads all who keep his covenant and obey his commands.
There is a saying I've heard from various celebrities: "Live your truth!" But the Psalmist invites God: "Teach me to live according to your truth." (Verse 5) Worship is deciding who or what has the greatest worth - it is important to know who you are and 'live your truth' but it makes more sense to live according to God's truth.
Your truth O God is kindness and constant love; righteousness, goodness, faithfulness - teach me to live according to your truth.