A Prayer from Psalm 90:13-17


by Founding Pastor Rick Duncan

Dear Lord God almighty, my loving heavenly Father,

I praise You for being a God of great compassion. You delight in showing pity to Your servants even when we deserve Your righteous anger because of our willful sin.

So, I ask You to have pity on me. How long will You delay? Turn, O Lord, from Your fierce anger. Revoke Your sentence. Help me, Lord! Don’t wait!

When each new day breaks, surprise me with Your steadfast love. May my soul be satisfied each morning with Your unfailing love – a love demonstrated by Jesus when He died on the cross so I could be forgiven and brought into a right relationship with You.

Help me rejoice and be glad all day long every single day. I want to celebrate You to the very end of my life on earth and throughout all eternity.

You have been right to afflict me and to discipline me. But now, O Lord, make me glad for as many days as You have afflicted me. Make up for the hard times with just as many good times. Please replace the difficult years with good ones.

Let me, Your servant, see You work in me, through me, for me, and with me again. May Your power be revealed in my circle of influence. And do wonderful things for all Your servants, Lord God. Let our children see Your glorious rule and Your mighty power.

May Your favor, our Lord God, be upon me and upon those I love. Show us Your approval and treat us with kindness. Establish the work of our hands. Affirm the work that we do! Make our efforts successful. Yes, Lord, give permanence to the work of our hands.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.


This prayer has been composed from Psalm 90:13-17 by using words and phrases from the English Standard Version, New American Standard Bible, New Living Translation, the Amplified Bible, the Contemporary English Version, and the Message.