Let Me Be the Apple of Your Eye

Hear me, Lord, my plea is just; listen to my cry. Hear my prayer—it does not rise from deceitful lips. Let my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right. Though you probe my heart, though you examine me at night and test me, you will find that I have planned no evil; my mouth has not transgressed. Though people tried to bribe me, I have kept myself from the ways of the violent through what your lips have commanded. My steps have held to your paths, my feet have not stumbled.  I call on you , my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.  Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes.  Keep me as the apple of your eye, hide me in the shadow of your wings. (Psalm 17:1-8 NIV)

Heavenly Father teach me to live my life always seeking Your wisdom, Your discernment, Your love, Your forgiveness, Your joy and Your attention.  Help me to keep Your Holy Spirit in communion with me all day long as I go about life.  Help me to not to be afraid to share all of my life with You and consecrate my life to You so that I can expect all of You in my life. Help me to be honoring to this living temple and be respectful on how I treat it, feed it, restore it, and most of all how I represent Your Spirit which lives within me.  I no longer live my life for my reputation but for Your reputation.  

I pray for you, and ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.  He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.  He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.  All things were created through Him for Him.  And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. (Colossians 1:9-18) In Jesus’ name, Amen