“No one living is righteous before you”
Even David, chosen by God and upright in man’s standards, acknowledges that before God no one is righteous. We all miss the mark. But we are able to approach Him, and bring our requests, our aches and pains, to Him because of His grace.
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands. (Psalm 143:5 ESV)
When we are discouraged, when our spirit and our faith is failing, think about God – what He has done, who He is. Great is the measure of our Father’s love.
Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. (Psalm 143:8 ESV)
We need Him daily. Yes, in the morning, first thing. To remind us of His love, to get guidance in the way we should go.
“For your name’s sake”, “In your righteousness”, “In your steadfast love.”
Our requests to God should ultimately be according to His will. For His glory, not ours. According to His promises, according to His grace.