Alphabet Psalm (Sept-Dec 2009)

By Matt Dabbs

Inspired by Psalm 119

by Neita Dudman
September – December, 2009

Almighty, awesome, Adonai, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ You are my God, my Savior and King.
Above all else, I praise Your name ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ As I meditate on Your word.
Adoration belongs to You, for You are worthy. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Holy is Your Name.
Above all creation You rule, Almighty One, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Ageless, in You all things hold together.

Bridging heaven and earth, darkness and light, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Jesus was born of lowly Mary.
Beautiful, bearing the love of God, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Breaking bread with man.
Bearing our sins He was nailed to a cross, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Broken and dying for you and me.
Breaking forth in splendor, He rose again. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Beyond death, to live forever.

Condemning sin, He carried it to the cross, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Confirming once for all His sovereignty.
Crucified, without comfort from His God, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Caring yet for Mary, His mother.
“Come to me,” he said, “and I will give you rest. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Carry my yoke and learn of me.
Comfort I will give you and rest for your soul. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Call on me, for I am near.”

Divine Father, I worship You for Your ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Dauntless courage in creating man in Your image,
Daring to give man free will in order that ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ he could respond freely to Your love.
Depart from me, those who despise Your ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ holy will, for I love Your law.
Daring to trust in You, I find peace and ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Joy, mercy, grace and fulfillment.

Eternal Father, mighty to save ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Even to the end of the ages.
Ever faithful, ever true and faithful to Your Word ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Eagerly creating worlds without end.
Enjoying the fruit of Your labor ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ and resting on the seventh day.
Ever faithful, ever true, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ You guide the sun and moon and stars for the benefit of Man.

Father, holy and true, there is no one like You . ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ From the beginning You have been faithful.
Forever and ever Your Word is true. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Following You is my delight and my reward.
From of old You have provided salvation to those who ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Faithfully follow Your law.
Forgive me, Father, for in the flesh I forget; ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Fill me with Your Holy Spirit, I pray.

Gracious God, Glorious Father, hallowed be Your Name. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Give mercy and peace to those who seek You .
Grant that my thoughts of You glorify Your name, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Great is Your power over the earth.
Godliness is a gift of Your Holy Spirit ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Given generously to those who seek You .
Guide me, Father, according to Your Word. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Give me wisdom and wholeness of heart.

Hear me, Father, when I cry to You — ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Help me to walk in Your way.
Hide me in the shadow of Your wing. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Hearken to the longing in my heart to follow You .
Hatred is rampant in the land; ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Hasten to convict and redeem us.
Holy Father of my Lord, how I love You . ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ How graciously You brood over Your children.

Infinite God, Holy is Your Name. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Imagination cannot exhaust You .
I hunger and thirst for Your righteousness. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ I seek You with all my heart.
In faithful service I would honor You , ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Ill will from Your enemies notwithstanding.
In the power of Your Holy Spirit ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ I will teach those who have gone astray.

Justice and mercy belong to You , Father. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Jesus bore Your justice that I might have mercy.
Justify me according to Your righteousness, that ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Jesus may be my righteousness and reward.
Jeers of my enemies cannot take me from You . ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Joyfully I find refuge in You .
Joy is my strength and my song. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Jesus is my Lord and my Redeemer.

Kindness is a fruit of Your Spirit, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Keeping my soul fresh and sweet.
Knowledge is Yours from the beginning— ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Keen understanding of all Your creation.
Keep me from secret sin, my Father. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Keep me open always to Your wisdom.
Kick the props from under those who oppose You . ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Knees will bow before You at judgment.

Lord God Almighty, praise Your Name forever. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Let me never forget Your love and salvation.
Let all those who oppose You be dismayed. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Let them bow before You before it is too late.
Love so wonderful is beyond my comprehension, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Lacking nothing in wisdom, justice and mercy.
Leadership and service are strengths of character. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Lord God, let me always remember this.

Majestic God, Father of all that is, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Make our paths straight.
Move among us, Your children, in wisdom, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Merging our hearts with You and each other.
Mercy so great I cannot comprehend it ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Mediates for us against Satan’s taunts.
Moreover, we are saved by Your sacrifice, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Made when we were lost in sin.

Nothing in all creation can separate us from You , ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Nor can Satan deceive any more.
Nativity in a lowly manger, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Nurtured by a mother’s love.
Name of Savior for all the world— ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ No one can take away his redemption.
Nature rejoices in His coming, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Nor is death feared any more.

Oh, Father, how I long to be like You , ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Overcoming all that is wrong in me.
Once I did not know You at all ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Or feel any need for Your presence.
Omnipotent God, how could I live without You — ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Owing all that I am to You .
Order You have made from the chaos of my life. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Open my heart to receive Your grace.

Put aside Your anger, O my soul. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Praise the One Who makes you whole.
Purify, my Father, this sinful heart. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Pour out Your love that I might live.
Permit me to walk in Your light today, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Prayerfully yielding to Your will.
Peace that passes understanding, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Providential mercy, guard my steps.

Quarreling causes so much pain. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Quickly, Father, restore our hearts again.
Quietly, our souls find rest in You. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Quantities of hope fill us anew.
Quench my thirst with living water in Jesus’ Name. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Quality time with You is not in vain.
Quivers of arrows pierce my soul with truth. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Quoting Your word fills me with life.

Rock of my salvation is Jesus, my Lord. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Relying on Him I am safe from all harm.
Reach forth, Father, to those who are lost. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Rectify the wrongs they have done at great cost.
Reign in splendor over all the earth. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Rule my heart in wisdom and righteousness.
Roaming the earth, Satan seeks to destroy. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Righteousness is manifest in Jesus my king.

Salvation has come through great sacrifice— ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Sacrifice of the innocent for sinners like me.
Savior and Lord of all the earth ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Sanctify those who trust in You.
Safe and secure in life and death ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Surely in Thee we cannot fail.
Sing praise to God, all the earth. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Sing praise, all people, sing praise.

Teach me Your way, Jesus. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Touch me and heal me, I pray.
Take charge of my life. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Trusting in You I cannot fail.
Time and eternity are in Your hands. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Trouble and sorrow cannot prevail.
Taste and see that the Lord is good. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Trust Him today and forevermore.

Understanding belongs to those who trust and obey. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Useless are those who go astray.
Unlimited is God’s love for His creation. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Utter fools are those who despise Him.
Unless God is with us we soon perish; ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Upon the rock of His salvation we stand.
Under His wings we find safety and rest. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Undying love is our portion forever.

Verily, God has called me His child; ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Vocally, I praise His Name.
Vanish from my sight, all you who hate me. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Victory is mine through Jesus, my Lord.
Voices of God’s children from ages past ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Verify the trust I have put in Him.
Vicious enemies of God will not prevail. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Volumes of lies are refuted by His Word.

Walking in sunlight all of my journey ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Waiting on Jesus each step of the way.
Willing to know Him better and better ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ While tending the sheep that have strayed.
Well do I know that my Savior lives ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Worshipping Him is pure joy.
Watching each moment for His return ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ With gratitude for all He has done for me.

eXamine my heart, Lord, for I so easily stray. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ eXcellence so far beyond my grasp.
eXperiencing Your love in a purified heart ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ eXchanging my life for Yours, I gain
eXtravagant blessings I could not imagine. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ eXceptional love beyond understanding.
eXtending that love to others is my destiny ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ eXhorting all to receive You in humility.

You, Father, have made me in Your image, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Yet I so often choose to go astray.
You alone can restore my soul. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Yielding Your Son on my behalf,
You are my Lord and my Redeemer. ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Yielding to You is my only hope.
You are my King, Jesus, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Yesterday, today and forever.

“Z” stands for the end of my prayer ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Zeroing in on Your love for me.
Zeus and all other false gods are powerless, ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Zealous though their followers may be.
Zeal for Your house consumes me; ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Zechariah’s silence – may it never be mine!
Zealously, Father, I seek You ~ ° ~ ° ~ ° ~ Do not forsake me, for Jesus’ sake.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Matt is the preaching minister at the Auburn Church of Christ in Auburn, Alabama. He and Missy have been married 12 years and are raising two wonderful boys, Jonah and Elijah. Matt is passionate about reaching and discipling young adults, small groups, and teaching. Matt is currently the editor and co-owner of Wineskins.org.

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