Prayer Guide: Psalm 19

Psalm 19 (ESV)

1 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
2 Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard.
4 Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun,
5 which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
6 Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat.

7 The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
8 the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
9 the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.
11 Moreover, by them is Your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

12 Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults.
13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.


God’s Praiseworthy Attributes:

  • Glorious – v. 1
  • Creator – v. 1
  • Revealer of Truth in Creation – vv. 2-6
  • As revealed in His word, He is:
    • Perfect – v. 7
    • The reviver of our souls – v. 7
    • Sure –  v. 7
    • The source of wisdom – v. 7
    • Right – v. 8
    • The source of joy – v. 8
    • Pure – v.8
    • The one who enlightens us – v. 8
    • To be feared – v. 9
    • Eternal- v. 9
    • Truth- v. 9
    • Righteous- v. 9
    • Our ultimate treasure and pleasure – v. 10
    • Guide – v. 11
    • Rewarder – v. 11
  • Knows our heart – vv. 12,14
  • Declares us innocent – v. 12
  • Delivers from sin – .v 13
  • Makes us blameless – v. 13
  • Our rock – v. 14
  • Our redeemer – v. 14

Possible prayer prompts:

  • Lord, thank You that I/we have witnessed Your glory in creation when…
  • Your creation declares that You are ___________________, and so will I/we.
  • I/we praise You that Your word is able to… (based on vv. 7-11)
  • I/we praise You that Your word is more valuable to me/us than…
  • I/we praise You that You were my/our Rock when…
  • I/we praise You that You have redeemed me/us from…


  • I confess that I have often desired _______________ more that Your word.
  • I trust that You will deliver/keep me back from the sin of…
  • I acknowledge that the words of my mouth were not acceptable to You when…
  • I acknowledge that the mediation of my heart did not honor You when…


  • I trust that You will revive my soul so that I will…
  • I need Your wisdom today as I…
  • Please enlighten my eyes today so that I will…
  • Eternal God, give me grace to fear You and live a pure life when…
  • I pray that the truth of Your word will produce righteousness in me so that…
  • Give me grace to desire Your word more than…

    Note: All of these can also be prayed in an intercessory fashion for another relative, friend, family or group.


  • I pray that I will obey the warning of Your word when I face…
  • Remind me of the reward of obedience to Your word when the enemy tempts me to…
  • I trust You will make me blameless and innocent when the transgression of the world entices me to…
  • Give me grace to trust You as my Rock and Redeemer when the enemy seeks to…

    Note: All of these can also be prayed in an intercessory fashion for another relative, friend, family or group.