57You are my portion, LORD; I have promised to obey your words. 58 I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise. 59 I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes. 60 I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands. 61Though the wicked bind me with ropes, I will not forget your law. 62 At midnight I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws. 63 I am a friend to all who fear you, to all who follow your precepts. 64 The earth is filled with your love, LORD; teach me your decrees. (NIV)

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, my allotment in life, all that I live for, is to honor you, O Lord, with my obedience; I have committed myself to you for this.  I come into your presence in prayer with all that I am to receive the favor of your attention and counsel, to look upon you, and for you to look upon me and see me fully. Be merciful and grant me this, according to your promise to me. (Job 33:26; Prov. 8:35; Psalm 84:11)

I have thought long and honestly about my ways and, as a result, I have chosen to turn toward your expressed truth instead of walking in my own way of understanding.  I commit to be quick to obey what I find in your Word, no second thoughts, no hesitation or delay; for procrastination and doubt are dishonoring to faith (Rom 7:15,18, 19).  Evil overcomes me, tempting, abusing, and robbing. It binds me up so that what I would do, I cannot. Yet, when all help from you is not yet seen or experienced, and when my ways are stopped up from doing what my heart longs to do in honor of your name, even still I do not give up and act according to the evil that surrounds me; for your righteousness alone sets me free and I know you are with me and you see and hear my cries.

Retiring with a sincere or a troubled heart, I wake in the secret hours of night to thank you for your righteous guidance, mercy and blessing, for by these evidences I know I am safe. I love those who also revere and obey you; I pledge my support to them in unity around the world and in mutual care. The whole earth is full of the evidence of your love! Work out your law of love in me by helping me to obey it and keep me from the vanity of superficial knowledge to please men. For without your indwelling Spirit to teach me this inner discipline and fellowship, I would find myself outside the protection of your walls (Habbakuk 2:1).

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Translations – KJV, ESV, RVR

NOTE: The King James Version (KJV) and the 1960 La Biblia Reina-Valera – Español (RVR) are in the public domain. Thanks to BibleStudyTools.com for the (RVR).

HETH – 57Thou art my portion, O LORD; I have said that I would keep thy words. 58I intreated thy favour with my whole heart; be merciful unto me according to thy word. 59I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies. 60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments. 61 The bands of the wicked have robbed me; but I have not forgotten thy law. 62At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments. 63I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts. 64The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy; teach me thy statutes. (KJV)

HETH – 57The Lord is my portion; I promise to keep your words. 58I entreat your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise. 59When I think on my ways, I turn my feet to your testimonies; 60I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments. 61Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me, I do not forget your law. 62At midnight I rise to praise you, because of your righteous rules. 63I am a companion of all who fear you, of those who keep your precepts. 64The earth, O LORD, is full of your steadfast love; teach me your statutes! (ESV)

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57 JET. Mi porción, oh Jehová, Dije, será guardar tus palabras.

58 Tu presencia supliqué de todo corazón: Ten misericordia de mí según tu palabra.

59 Consideré mis caminos, Y torné mis pies á tus testimonios.

60 Apresuréme, y no me retardé En guardar tus mandamientos.

61 Compañía de impíos me han robado: Mas no me he olvidado de tu ley.

62 A media noche me levantaba á alabarte Sobre los juicios de tu justicia.

63 Compañero soy yo de todos los que te temieren Y guardaren tus mandamientos.

64 De tu misericordia, oh Jehová, está llena la tierra: Enséñame tus estatutos. (RVR)