Psalm 13 Full of answered prayers

Psalm 13

1 Long enough, God – you’ve ignored me long enough. I’ve looked at the back of your head.

2 Long enough I’ve carried this ton of trouble, lived with a stomach full of pain. Long enough my arrogant enemies have looked down their noses at me.

3 Take a good look at me, God, my God; I want to look life in the eye,

4 So no enemy can get the best of me or laugh when I fall on my face.

5 I’ve thrown myself headlong into your arms – I’m celebrating your rescue.

6 I’m singing at the top of my lungs, I’m so full of answered prayers.  – The Message

  • Remember a time when God rescued you.
  • Try to remember as many details about that experience as you can.  Allow memory to take you back to that place.  What were you wearing?  How did you feel?  What did you hear?  Did you notice any smells?  What do you see around you?
  • When you realized God rescued you, what did you feel?  How did you want to respond?  How was your prayer answered.
  • Give thanks to God for the change to revisit this experience and for any new insights gained.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, June 26 2011,  Year A
Genesis 22:1-14
Psalm 13
Romans 6:12-23
Matthew 10:40-42 
If you use these prayers in other groups, please give credit to author.
Permission to use in not-for-profit settings Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD.


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About Lil Smith

My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 26 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?
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