Prayer Guide: Psalm 15

O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent?
Who shall dwell on your holy hill?

2 He who walks blamelessly and does what is right
and speaks truth in his heart;

3 who does not slander with his tongue
and does no evil to his neighbor,
nor takes up a reproach against his friend;

4 in whose eyes a vile person is despised,
but who honors those who fear the Lord;
who swears to his own hurt and does not change;

5 who does not put out his money at interest
and does not take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things shall never be moved. 

 

REVERENCE

God’s praiseworthy attributes displayed in this text:

  • He is our Lord (YHWH)  – v. 1
  • He welcomes us into intimacy with Him – v. 1
  • He is holy – v. 1
  • He cares about and produces blamelessness in us – v. 2
  • He imputes his righteousness to us in Christ – v. 2
  • He is a God of truth who brings truth to our very core – v. 2
  • He is a God who transforms our relationships to reflect His character – vv. 3-4
  • He is a God who cares about financial integrity – v. 5a
  • He is our solid rock/source of stability – v. 5b

Possible Prayer Prompters: 

  • I praise You that even though I used to ________________ (former behavior), through Christ You invited me to experience Your holy presence.
  • I praise You that even though I was once _________________ (former character), through Christ You have helped me to walk blamelessly and desire what is right.
  • I praise You that through Christ, You empower me to speak the truth in my heart, even though I am sometimes tempted to lie about ______________.
  • I thank You that You have changed my relationships, by Your power, and so that  _____________ (descriptions of love and integrity produced by Christ.

 

RESPONSE

  • Because I want to be blameless, do the right thing, and speak truth in my heart….I surrender to You and Your will especially in my struggle with _____________.

 

REQUESTS

  • Give me grace today to restrain my tongue when I talk about _________________ (name or situation).
  • Give me grace to do good and not evil today in my interactions with ___________________ (name).
  •   Give me grace to not condone evil and to always honor those who fear You, especially when ____________.
  • Give me grace to keep my commitments, especially in my relationship with ____________.
  • Give me grace today to honor You in how I spend and make my money, especially when I  _____________ (as you pray this, take out your wallet and surrender it to the Lord as you pray this pray – and as a visual reminder of this prayer)

READINESS

  • By your truth and power, help me not be “moved/shaken” today, especially as I encounter ______________.