I have written a prayer, in red, under the Psalms words to pray through the lines above it.
The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear? Lord, God I lift my eyes to You my light and my salvation, may I fear You alone, please Father.
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid? Lord, God remind me when I am afraid that You are my stronghold, my safe tower and my refuge, remind me to run to You with my fears and desires, please?
2 When the wicked advance against me
to devoura] me,
it is my enemies and my foes
who will stumble and fall. Lord, God, help me to allow my heart to be anchored by You alone, to not see friends as enemies and trust You Almighty God to slay the fears that try to control my mind as I bring all my thoughts, plans, emotions, memories and daily life to You in submission and I trust You to cause them and the repitition of them to stumble and fall!
3 Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then I will be confident. Father, God, when I looked up and saw the tower that this fear of man has made infront of me and the fact that it almost comes between you and me because I allow it to stop me doing what You have called me to, God I pray please forgive me. Please help me to stop allowing these fears to keep me from You and all You have called me to, help me to not allow daily incidences to feel like a besiegement and to know that You will not allow war to break out against me because my heart is anchored in you!
4 One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple.
5 For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
and set me high upon a rock. Father, God, may I keep my eyes on You and You alone, may I ever consider the day we meet and treasure it in my heart. Remind me of that day when I am faced with the choice again of giving in to the feeble lie of fear and following Your eternal plan for my life, that I am Yours and we will sit together and laugh at the day You overcame my fears with me, for me, through me, bringing me into eternal bliss from my earthly mayhem. May I know that You alone are enough, I need no other foundation, no other rock to build on and no other confirmation of who or whose I am, please God, my Lord.
6 Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the Lord. Lord, God, Almighty, my friend, my beloved, the Lover of my soul, how can I ever thank You enough, how can I ever pour my life out to You enough for You have given me this life. Before You I was nothing, before You I was lost, before You I was broken, sinful and ashamed but with You, in You, through You I am redeemed, loved, set free and eternally, perfectly Loved, how can I not rejoice, thank You God Almighty
7 Hear my voice when I call, Lord;
be merciful to me and answer me.
8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”
Your face, Lord, I will seek.
9 Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
God my Savior.
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
the Lord will receive me.
11 Teach me your way, Lord;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.
12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
spouting malicious accusations.
13 I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.