Be Gracious to Me

Bible Prayer

Reading the Word

Psalm 25:15–22 (ESV)

15 My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for he will pluck my feet out of the net. 16 Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. 17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged; bring me out of my distresses. 18 Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins. 19 Consider how many are my foes, and with what violent hatred they hate me. 20 Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me! Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you. 21 May integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for you. 22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.

Understanding and Applying the Word

Here we find the words of one who is trusting in God to rescue him from his enemies. David’s eyes are fixed on the Lord as his hope. Then he calls on God to bring him out of his distress and asks for the forgiveness of his sins.

Notice David’s plea for grace and his repentant heart as he cries out to God for deliverance. This is how we are told in Scripture to approach God. We are to repent of our sins and place our faith in Jesus Christ. Through our faith in him we are saved by God’s grace. He rescues us from condemnation and saves us to eternal life with him. Today, turn from your sins and ask God to show his grace to you. You can be confident that he will do what he has promised.

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