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 who fear You.
Deflect the harsh words of my critics —
but what You say is always so good.
See how hungry I am for Your counsel;
preserve my life through Your righteous ways!