Paraphrased into a prayer: Psalms 119:169-173
Father, listen to my cries, clear my mind and show me your promises. Your Word is full of them; direct me to read and understand where they are and how to find just the Words I need today. I am hurting and you
know why; help me in this season of my life, turn my sorrow into joy, help me praise you IN all things, not for all things. Your Word tells me “to give thanks IN all things for this is pleasing to you”, that small word IN helps me understand, that
you are not telling me to be thankful FOR all things, especially when they are so painful, bad or sorrowful. It is for my benefit and peace of mind that I give you praise at all times, this helps my spirit and attitude towards my circumstances.
I know you can help me through this pain, because you love me and I love you Abba Father. Let my lips praise you, for you are teaching me how to live through
your Word. Give me a HELPING HAND because I choose to FOLLOW YOU today. Thank you, Jesus, I love you.