Scripture : “Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.” – Psalm 119:73
Observation : Virtually every verse of Psalm 119 is written about the importance of God’s word. In verse 73 the writer reminds himself of who is in control and it is God. God has fashioned and made him, therefore His commandments should be upheld. The writer also asks for understanding.
Application : This is a great model to follow in prayer. Beginning with praise to God then asking to understand Him better. I love that in Psalm 119 the psalmist is clear to ask of God and in my life I want to remember that God is faithful to give wisdom and understanding, all I need to do is ask.
Prayer : God I give You praise as my creator. Give me understanding and wisdom in Your ways and Your commands.