Day 40 of 40 Days of Prayer
For those of you praying along with me for miracles these forty days, please read aloud this Psalm with my name and ask God to reveal new feeling and function in my body.
145 Laura calls with all her heart; answer her, Lord,
and she will obey your decrees.
146 Laura calls out to you; save Laura and she will keep your statutes.
147 Laura rises before dawn and cries for help;
Laura has put her hope in your word.
148 Laura’s eyes stay open through the watches of the night,
that she may meditate on your promises.
149 Hear Laura’s voice in accordance with your love;
preserve Laura’s life, Lord, according to your laws.
150 Those who devise wicked schemes are near,
but they are far from your law.
151 Yet you are near, Lord,
and all your commands are true.
152 Long ago Laura learned from your statutes
that you established them to last forever.
153 Look on Laura’s suffering and deliver her,
for she has not forgotten your law.
154 Defend Laura’s cause and redeem her;
preserve Laura’s life according to your promise.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked,
for they do not seek out your decrees.
156 Your compassion, Lord, is great;
preserve Laura’s life according to your laws.
157 Many are the foes who persecute Laura, but she has not turned from your statutes.
158 Laura looks on the faithless with loathing,
for they do not obey your word.
159 See how Laura loves your precepts;
preserve Laura’s life, Lord, in accordance with your love.
160 All your words are true;
all your righteous laws are eternal.
121 Laura has done what is righteous and just;
do not leave Laura to her oppressors.
122 Ensure Laura’s well-being;
do not let the arrogant oppress Laura.
123 Laura’s eyes fail, looking for your salvation,
looking for your righteous promise.
124 Deal with your servant Laura according to your love
and teach her your decrees.
125 Laura’s your servant; give her discernment
that she may understand your statutes.
126 It is time for you to act, Lord;
your law is being broken.
127 Because Laura loves your commands
more than gold, more than pure gold,
128 and because she considers all your precepts right,
she hates every wrong path.
161 Rulers persecute Laura without cause,
but her heart trembles at your word.
162 Laura rejoices in your promise
like one who finds great spoil.
163 Laura hates and detest falsehood
but she loves your law.
164 Seven times a day Laura praises you
for your righteous laws.
165 Great peace has Laura who loves your law,
and nothing can make her stumble.
166 Laura waits for your salvation, Lord,
and she follows your commands.
167 Laura obeys your statutes,
for she loves them greatly.
168 Laura obeys your precepts and your statutes,
for all her ways are known to you.
65 Do good to your servant Laura according to your word, Lord.
66 Teach Laura knowledge and good judgment,
for she trusts your commands.
67 Before Laura was afflicted she went astray,
but now she obeys your word.
68 You are good, and what you do is good; teach Laura your decrees.
69 Though the arrogant have smeared Laura with lies,
he keeps your precepts with all her heart.
70 Their hearts are callous and unfeeling,
but Laura delights in your law.
71 It was good for Laura to be afflicted
so that she might learn your decrees.
72 The law from your mouth is more precious to Laura than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.
105 Your word is a lamp for Laura’s feet,
a light on her path.
106 Laura has taken an oath and confirmed it,
that she will follow your righteous laws.
107 Laura has suffered much;
preserve Laura’s life, Lord, according to your word.
108 Accept, Lord, the willing praise of Laura’s mouth,
and teach her your laws.
109 Though Laura constantly takes her life in her hands,
she will not forget your law.
110 The wicked have set a snare for Laura,
but she has not strayed from your precepts.
111 Your statutes are Laura’s heritage forever;
they are the joy of her heart.
112 Laura’s heart is set on keeping your decrees
to the very end.