Prayer Guide: Psalm 6

Psalm 6 (ESV)

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments; according to The Sheminith. A Psalm of David.

 O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger,
    nor discipline me in your wrath.
Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing;
    heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.
My soul also is greatly troubled.
    But you, O Lord—how long?

Turn, O Lord, deliver my life;
    save me for the sake of your steadfast love.
For in death there is no remembrance of you;
    in Sheol who will give you praise?

I am weary with my moaning;
    every night I flood my bed with tears;
    I drench my couch with my weeping.
My eye wastes away because of grief;
    it grows weak because of all my foes.

Depart from me, all you workers of evil,
    for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.
The Lord has heard my plea;
    the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled;
    they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment.



God’s praiseworthy attributes displayed in this text: 

Rebukes and Disciplines -v. 1
Gracious -v. 2; Healer -v. 2
Deliverer -v. 4; Steadfast love -v. 4
Hears our weeping -v. 8
Hears my plea, accepts my prayer -v. 9
God’s discipline never brings despair, but always has a word of hope, healing, and restoration

Possible Prayer Prompters:

Lord, I praise You that You have been gracious to me when…

Lord, I give You thanks for hearing and answering me when I cried out to You about…



Possible Prayer Prompters:

“I surrender my trouble of __________ and will patiently wait for You Lord to respond.” (v. 2-4)

“Lord, I confess my weariness about __________ and trust that You will bring deliverance.” (v.6-7)

“I repent of my impatience and doubt as I wait for You to answer my cry for_________” (v. 6-7)



Possible Prayer Prompters:

Lord, please bring your deliverance/healing to__________ (name) and help him/her look to You alone in their trouble.

For the sake of Your steadfast love, bring salvation to my ________ (mention specific loved ones; friends; neighbors; co-workers)

Because You know my weeping about __________ please strengthen and sustain me so I can give you praise!



Possible Prayer Prompters:

– O Lord, cause workers of evil to depart from my…(name specific areas of your life where you are facing battles and/or temptation)

– Turn back and put to shame the enemies presence in _________(person, circumstance, etc).
(Antiphonal Response) ALL: “The Lord has heard my cry!”