On the Journey
By Rick Hamlin

10 Daily Prayers from the Psalms

My daily prayers I find in the Psalms, turning to them every morning. They are a feast of the power of prayer with examples of forgiveness prayer, friendship prayer, healing prayer, answered and unanswered prayer in the richest language. 

Sometimes what helps me most is to concentrate on one verse. I close my eyes and repeat the phrase, letting the spirit move through me.  

“Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings.” (Psalm 17:8)

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” (Psalm 23:1)

“The Lord is my strength and my shield.” (Psalm 28:7)

“O taste and see that the Lord is good.” (Psalm 34:8)

“Lord, make me to know my end and the measure of my days…” (Psalm 39:4)

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10)

“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.” (Psalm 100:1)

“This is the day the Lord hath made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24)

“I will lift up my eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help.” (Psalm 121:4)

“O Lord, thou hast searched me and known me.” (Psalm 139:1)

Rick Hamlin is the executive editor of Guideposts magazine and the author of 10 Prayers You Can't Live Without. To learn more about the book and explore your own prayer journey, watch this video.