Hear my Prayer oh Lord, give ear to my cries for mercy.
Answer me quickly, Oh LORD! My spirit fails! Hide not your face from me.
Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust.
Deliver me from my enemies, O LORD! I have fled to you for refuge!
For your name's sake, O LORD, preserve my life!
In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!
And in your steadfast love you will cut off my enemies, and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul, for I am your servant.
Excerpts from Psalms 143
I read these verses as my prayer for today, for tomorrow, for my life.
What are my enemies? I'd like to think they are the cancer, or whatever disease my body is being attacked by. Those are the ones I want to be cut off.
But they could just as likely be my own selfish attitude.
The anger that comes out at still being sick and unable to beat it.
My prayer is for His will to be done and for me to be ok with it. I want the enemies, no matter what they are exactly, to be gone!
No matter what you are facing, remember that He is listening. His answer just may not be quite what we are hoping for. However..... His way is perfect, always remind yourself of that!