Prayer of Praise: Psalm 139

Here’s a prayer of praise closely based on Psalm 139.

Prayer of Praise

You see deep into our hearts, O LORD,
and you know everything about us.
You know when we are working or resting,
when we come and when we go.
No matter where we are, we are never out of your sight.
Even before we speak a word, you already know what we are going to say.
Your reassuring presence surrounds us at all times.

Such knowledge is far above us—
we can’t begin to comprehend it!

It was you who created us,
who formed us inside our mothers’ womb.
We praise you for the gift of life,
and for the miracle of our bodies.

Everything you do is marvelous,
and worthy of our praise!

Nothing about us is hidden from you!
Even before we were born, you knew us and watched over us—
and you continue to walk with us,
throughout all the stages of our lives.

Your thoughts are far beyond our understanding,
more than we could ever imagine.
They outnumber the grains of sand on the beach.

Look deep into our hearts, O God.
Search out our hidden thoughts and motives.
Keep us from actions that will bring harm to ourselves or to others,
and guide us in the ways that lead to life.

— based on verses from Psalm 139