Friday, March 1, 2024

Psalm 19, A Writer's Prayer

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.

They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.

Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. 

In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.

    It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.

It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.

The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul.

The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.

The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart.

The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.

The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever.

The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous.

They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold;

they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.

By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults.

Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me.

Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression.


Father, thank you for the loveliness of this song. The worship and commitment to your word. Teach me to have David’s plea to be right before you.


And thank you, Father, that the last verse of this psalm is a perfect prayer for me as a writer:

Verse 14: May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. 


  1. Beautiful, Kathy. I always enjoy your posts. Michelle

    1. Thank you, Michelle.:) From Kathy

  2. Very nice Kathy I just learned today my friend's mother's birthday was February 29th she is 88 years old have a great day love Laura

    1. Thank you, Laura.:) From Kathy

  3. From the Master Author, our Lord Jesus Christ. He's always there to encourage us writers. Thanks, Kathy.

    1. Thank you, Sharon. From Kathy

  4. Hi Kathy. I memorized this Psalm when I was in Sunday school as a child. I don't remember a lot of it now. Thank you for sharing!