God, teach me lessons for living so I can stay the course.
Give me insight so I can do what you tell me-my whole life one long, obedient response.
Guide me down the road of your commandments; I love traveling this freeway!
Give me a bent for your words of wisdom, and not for piling up loot.
Divert my eyes from toys and trinkets,
invigorate me on the pilgrim way.
Affirm your promises to me-
promises made to all that fear you.
Deflect the harsh words of my critics-
but what you say is always good.
See how hungry I am for your counsel;
preserve my life through your righteous ways!