O Lord, You have searched me and You know me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
You understand my thoughts from afar.
You scrutinize my path and my lying down
And are acquainted with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue,
O Lord, You know it completely.
You have enclosed me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is too lofty for me to attain. (Psalm 139:1–6)
Boa, K. (1993). Handbook to prayer: Praying scripture back to God. Atlanta: Trinity House.
“Together, let us pray for the forgiveness of our sins.”