Psalm 66:19-20
    19But certainly God has heard me; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer.
    20Blessed be God, Who has not rejected my prayer nor removed His mercy and loving-kindness from being [as it always is] with me.
Psalm 69:13-16
    13But as for me, my prayer is to You, O Lord. At an acceptable and opportune time, O God, in the multitude of Your mercy and the abundance of Your loving-kindness hear me, and in the truth and faithfulness of Your salvation answer me.
    14Rescue me out of the mire, and let me not sink; let me be delivered from those who hate me and from out of the deep waters.
    15Let not the floodwaters overflow and overwhelm me, neither let the deep swallow me up nor the [dug] pit [with water perhaps in the bottom] close its mouth over me.
    16Hear and answer me, O Lord, for Your loving-kindness is sweet and comforting; according to Your plenteous tender mercy and steadfast love turn to me.
Psalm 85:7-13
    7Show us Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, and grant us Your salvation.
    8I will listen [with expectancy] to what God the Lord will say, for He will speak peace to His people, to His saints (those who are in right standing with Him)--but let them not turn again to [self-confident] folly.
    9Surely His salvation is near to those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him, [and is ready to be appropriated] that [the manifest presence of God, His] glory may tabernacle and abide in our land.
    10Mercy and loving-kindness and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
    11Truth shall spring up from the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
    12Yes, the Lord will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.
    13Righteousness shall go before Him and shall make His footsteps a way in which to walk.
Psalm 86:All
    1Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and distressed, needy and desiring.
    2Preserve my life, for I am godly and dedicated; O my God, save Your servant, for I trust in You [leaning and believing on You, committing all and confidently looking to You, without fear or doubt].
    3Be merciful and gracious to me, O Lord, for to You do I cry all the day.
    4Make me, Your servant, to rejoice, O Lord, for to You do I lift myself up.
    5For You, O Lord, are good, and ready to forgive [our trespasses, sending them away, letting them go completely and forever]; and You are abundant in mercy and loving-kindness to all those who call upon You.
    6Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; and listen to the cry of my supplications.
    7In the day of my trouble I will call on You, for You will answer me.
    8There is none like unto You among the gods, O Lord, neither are their works like unto Yours.
    9All nations whom You have made shall come and fall down before You, O Lord; and they shall glorify Your Name.
    10For You are great and work wonders! You alone are God.
    11Teach me Your way, O Lord, that I may walk and live in Your truth; direct and unite my heart [solely, reverently] to fear and honor Your Name.
    12I will confess and praise You, O Lord my God, with my whole (united) heart; and I will glorify Your Name forevermore.
    13For great is Your mercy and loving-kindness toward me; and You have delivered me from the depths of Sheol [from the exceeding depths of affliction].
    14O God, the proud and insolent are risen against me; a rabble of violent and ruthless men has sought and demanded my life, and they have not set You before them.
    15But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in mercy and loving-kindness and truth.
    16O turn to me and have mercy and be gracious to me; grant strength (might and inflexibility to temptation) to Your servant and save the son of Your handmaiden.
    17Show me a sign of [Your evident] goodwill and favor, that those who hate me may see it and be put to shame, because You, Lord, [will show Your approval of me when You] help and comfort me.
Psalm 90:14
    14O satisfy us with Your mercy and loving-kindness in the morning [now, before we are older], that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
Psalm 100:All
    1Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all you lands!
    2Serve the Lord with gladness! Come before His presence with singing!
    3Know (perceive, recognize, and understand with approval) that the Lord is God! It is He Who has made us, not we ourselves [and we are His]! We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
    4Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and a thank offering and into His courts with praise! Be thankful and say so to Him, bless and affectionately praise His Name!
    5For the Lord is good; His mercy and loving-kindness are everlasting, His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations.
Psalm 103:8
    8The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy and loving-kindness.
Psalm 103:10-13
    10He has not dealt with us after our sins nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
    11For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great are His mercy and loving-kindness toward those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him.
    12As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
    13As a father loves and pities [has compassion on] his children, so the Lord loves and pities those who fear Him [with reverence, worship, and awe].
Psalm 103:17-22
     17But the mercy and loving-kindness of the Lord are from everlasting to everlasting upon those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him, and His righteousness is to children's children
    18To such as keep His covenant [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying it] and to those who [earnestly] remember His commandments to do them [imprinting them on their hearts].
    19The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His kingdom rules over all.
    20Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, you His angels, you mighty ones who do His commandments, hearkening to the voice of His word.
    21Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, all you His hosts, you His ministers who do His pleasure.
    22Bless the Lord, all His works in all places of His dominion; bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul!
Psalm 107:41-43
    41Yet He raises the poor and needy from affliction and makes their families like a flock.
    42The upright shall see it and be glad, but all iniquity shall shut its mouth.
    43Whoso is wise [if there be any truly wise] will observe and heed these things; and they will diligently consider the mercy and loving-kindness of the Lord.
Psalm 109:21-22
    21But You deal with me and act for me, O God the Lord, for Your Name's sake; because Your mercy and loving-kindness are good, O deliver me.
    22For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded and stricken within me.
Psalm 111:1-9
    1Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!) I will praise and give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart in the council of the upright and in the congregation.
    2The works of the Lord are great, sought out by all those who have delight in them.
    3His work is honorable and glorious, and His righteousness endures forever.
    4He has made His wonderful works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious, merciful, and full of loving compassion.
    5He has given food and provision to those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him; He will remember His covenant forever and imprint it [on His mind].
    6He has declared and shown to His people the power of His works in giving them the heritage of the nations.
    7The works of His hands are [absolute] truth and justice [faithful and right]; and all His decrees and precepts are sure (fixed, established, and trustworthy).
    8They stand fast and are established forever and ever and are done in [absolute] truth and uprightness.
    9He has sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant to be forever; holy is His Name, inspiring awe, reverence, and godly fear.


Scholars think that many people combined their prayers together through Psalm 119, the longest psalm in the Bible; others think that Psalm 119 was written by one person. No matter which is correct, Psalm 119 demonstrates that Father God desires deep, Heart-to-heart relationship with each of His children. More specifically, Father God desires deep, Heart-to-heart relationship with you.
Psalm 119:All
    1Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are the undefiled (the upright, truly sincere, and blameless) in the way [of the revealed will of God], who walk (order their conduct and conversation) in the law of the Lord (the whole of God's revealed will).
    2Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are they who keep His testimonies, and who seek, inquire for and of Him and crave Him with the whole heart.
    3Yes, they do no unrighteousness [no willful wandering from His precepts]; they walk in His ways.
    4You have commanded us to keep Your precepts, that we should observe them diligently.
    5Oh, that my ways were directed and established to observe Your statutes [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them]!
    6Then shall I not be put to shame [by failing to inherit Your promises] when I have respect to all Your commandments.
    7I will praise and give thanks to You with uprightness of heart when I learn [by sanctified experiences] Your righteous judgments [Your decisions against and punishments for particular lines of thought and conduct].
    8I will keep Your statutes; O forsake me not utterly.
    9How shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed and keeping watch [on himself] according to Your word [conforming his life to it].
    10With my whole heart have I sought You, inquiring for and of You and yearning for You; Oh, let me not wander or step aside [either in ignorance or willfully] from Your commandments.
    11Your word have I laid up in my heart, that I might not sin against You.
    12Blessed are You, O Lord; teach me Your statutes.
    13With my lips have I declared and recounted all the ordinances of Your mouth.
    14I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies as much as in all riches.
    15I will meditate on Your precepts and have respect to Your ways [the paths of life marked out by Your law].
    16I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.
    17Deal bountifully with Your servant, that I may live; and I will observe Your word [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying it].
    18Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Your law.
    19I am a stranger and a temporary resident on the earth; hide not Your commandments from me.
    20My heart is breaking with the longing that it has for Your ordinances and judgments at all times.
    21You rebuke the proud and arrogant, the accursed ones, who err and wander from Your commandments.
    22Take away from me reproach and contempt, for I keep Your testimonies.
    23Princes also sat and talked against me, but Your servant meditated on Your statutes.
    24Your testimonies also are my delight and my counselors.
    25My earthly life cleaves to the dust; revive and stimulate me according to Your word!
    26I have declared my ways and opened my griefs to You, and You listened to me; teach me Your statutes.
    27Make me understand the way of Your precepts; so shall I meditate on and talk of Your wondrous works.
    28My life dissolves and weeps itself away for heaviness; raise me up and strengthen me according to [the promises of] Your word.
    29Remove from me the way of falsehood and unfaithfulness [to You], and graciously impart Your law to me.
    30I have chosen the way of truth and faithfulness; Your ordinances have I set before me.
    31I cleave to Your testimonies; O Lord, put me not to shame!
    32I will [not merely walk, but] run the way of Your commandments, when You give me a heart that is willing.
    33Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes, and I will keep it to the end [steadfastly].
    34Give me understanding, that I may keep Your law; yes, I will observe it with my whole heart.
    35Make me go in the path of Your commandments, for in them do I delight.
    36Incline my heart to Your testimonies and not to covetousness (robbery, sensuality, unworthy riches).
    37Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity (idols and idolatry); and restore me to vigorous life and health in Your ways.
    38Establish Your word and confirm Your promise to Your servant, which is for those who reverently fear and devotedly worship You.
    39Turn away my reproach which I fear and dread, for Your ordinances are good.
    40Behold, I long for Your precepts; in Your righteousness give me renewed life.
    41Let Your mercy and loving-kindness come also to me, O Lord, even Your salvation according to Your promise;
    42Then shall I have an answer for those who taunt and reproach me, for I lean on, rely on, and trust in Your word.
    43And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for I hope in Your ordinances.
    44I will keep Your law continually, forever and ever [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying it].
    45And I will walk at liberty and at ease, for I have sought and inquired for [and desperately required] Your precepts.
    46I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings and will not be put to shame.
    47For I will delight myself in Your commandments, which I love.
    48My hands also will I lift up [in fervent supplication] to Your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on Your statutes.
    49Remember [fervently] the word and promise to Your servant, in which You have caused me to hope.
    50This is my comfort and consolation in my affliction: that Your word has revived me and given me life.
    51The proud have had me greatly in derision, yet have I not declined in my interest in or turned aside from Your law.
    52When I have [earnestly] recalled Your ordinances from of old, O Lord, I have taken comfort.
    53Burning indignation, terror, and sadness seize upon me because of the wicked, who forsake Your law.
    54Your statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
    55I have [earnestly] remembered Your name, O Lord, in the night, and I have observed Your law.
    56This I have had [as the gift of Your grace and as my reward]: that I have kept Your precepts [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them].
    57You are my portion, O Lord; I have promised to keep Your words.
    58I entreated Your favor with my whole heart; be merciful and gracious to me according to Your promise.
    59I considered my ways; I turned my feet to [obey] Your testimonies.
    60I made haste and delayed not to keep Your commandments.
    61Though the cords of the wicked have enclosed and ensnared me, I have not forgotten Your law.
    62At midnight I will rise to give thanks to You because of Your righteous ordinances.
    63I am a companion of all those who fear, revere, and worship You, and of those who observe and give heed to Your precepts.
    64The earth, O Lord, is full of Your mercy and loving-kindness; teach me Your statutes.
    65You have dealt well with Your servant, O Lord, according to Your promise.
    66Teach me good judgment, wise and right discernment, and knowledge, for I have believed (trusted, relied on, and clung to) Your commandments.
    67Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now Your word do I keep [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying it].
    68You are good and kind and do good; teach me Your statutes.
    69The arrogant and godless have put together a lie against me, but I will keep Your precepts with my whole heart.
    70Their hearts are as fat as grease [their minds are dull and brutal], but I delight in Your law.
    71It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I might learn Your statutes.
    72The law from Your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
    73Your hands have made me, cunningly fashioned and established me; give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.
    74Those who reverently and worshipfully fear You will see me and be glad, because I have hoped in Your word and tarried for it.
    75I know, O Lord, that Your judgments are right and righteous, and that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.
    76Let, I pray You, Your merciful kindness and steadfast love be for my comfort, according to Your promise to Your servant.
    77Let Your tender mercy and loving-kindness come to me that I may live, for Your law is my delight!
    78Let the proud be put to shame, for they dealt perversely with me without a cause; but I will meditate on Your precepts.
    79Let those who reverently and worshipfully fear You turn to me, and those who have known Your testimonies.
    80Let my heart be sound (sincere and wholehearted and blameless) in Your statutes, that I may not be put to shame.
    81My soul languishes and grows faint for Your salvation, but I hope in Your word.
    82My eyes fail, watching for [the fulfillment of] Your promise. I say, When will You comfort me?
    83For I have become like a bottle [a wineskin blackened and shriveled] in the smoke [in which it hangs], yet do I not forget Your statutes.
    84How many are the days of Your servant [which he must endure]? When will You judge those who pursue and persecute me?
    85The godless and arrogant have dug pitfalls for me, men who do not conform to Your law.
    86All Your commandments are faithful and sure. [The godless] pursue and persecute me with falsehood; help me [Lord]!
    87They had almost consumed me upon earth, but I forsook not Your precepts.
    88According to Your steadfast love give life to me; then I will keep the testimony of Your mouth [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying it].
    89Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven [stands firm as the heavens].
    90Your faithfulness is from generation to generation; You have established the earth, and it stands fast.
    91All [the whole universe] are Your servants; therefore they continue this day according to Your ordinances.
    92Unless Your law had been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
    93I will never forget Your precepts, [how can I?] for it is by them You have quickened me (granted me life).
    94I am Yours, therefore save me [Your own]; for I have sought (inquired of and for) Your precepts and required them [as my urgent need].
    95The wicked wait for me to destroy me, but I will consider Your testimonies.
    96I have seen that everything [human] has its limits and end [no matter how extensive, noble, and excellent]; but Your commandment is exceedingly broad and extends without limits [into eternity].
    97Oh, how love I Your law! It is my meditation all the day.
    98You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies, for [Your words] are ever before me.
    99I have better understanding and deeper insight than all my teachers, because Your testimonies are my meditation.
    100I understand more than the aged, because I keep Your precepts [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them].
    101I have restrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep Your word [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying it].
    102I have not turned aside from Your ordinances, for You Yourself have taught me.
    103How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
    104Through Your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.
    105Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
    106I have sworn [an oath] and have confirmed it, that I will keep Your righteous ordinances [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them].
    107I am sorely afflicted; renew and quicken me [give me life], O Lord, according to Your word!
    108Accept, I beseech You, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord, and teach me Your ordinances.
    109My life is continually in my hand, yet I do not forget Your law.
    110The wicked have laid a snare for me, yet I do not stray from Your precepts.
    111Your testimonies have I taken as a heritage forever, for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
    112I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes forever, even to the end.
    113I hate the thoughts of undecided [in religion], double-minded people, but Your law do I love.
    114You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.
    115Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them].
    116Uphold me according to Your promise, that I may live; and let me not be put to shame in my hope!
    117Hold me up, that I may be safe and have regard for Your statutes continually!
    118You spurn and set at nought all those who stray from Your statutes, for their own lying deceives them and their tricks are in vain.
    119You put away and count as dross all the wicked of the earth [for there is no true metal in them]; therefore I love Your testimonies.
    120My flesh trembles and shudders for fear and reverential, worshipful awe of You, and I am afraid and in dread of Your judgments.
    121I have done justice and righteousness; leave me not to those who would oppress me.
    122Be surety for Your servant for good [as Judah was surety for the safety of Benjamin]; let not the proud oppress me.
    123My eyes fail, watching for Your salvation and for the fulfillment of Your righteous promise.
    124Deal with Your servant according to Your mercy and loving-kindness, and teach me Your statutes.
    125I am Your servant; give me understanding (discernment and comprehension), that I may know (discern and be familiar with the character of) Your testimonies.
    126It is time for the Lord to act; they have frustrated Your law.
    127Therefore I love Your commandments more than [resplendent] gold, yes, more than [perfectly] refined gold.
    128Therefore I esteem as right all, yes, all Your precepts; I hate every false way.
    129Your testimonies are wonderful [far exceeding anything conceived by man]; therefore my [penitent] self keeps them [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them].
    130The entrance and unfolding of Your words give light; their unfolding gives understanding (discernment and comprehension) to the simple.
    131I opened my mouth and panted [with eager desire], for I longed for Your commandments.
    132Look upon me, be merciful unto me, and show me favor, as is Your way to those who love Your name.
    133Establish my steps and direct them by [means of] Your word; let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
    134Deliver me from the oppression of man; so will I keep Your precepts [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them].
    135Make Your face shine [with pleasure] upon Your servant, and teach me Your statutes.
    136Streams of water run down my eyes, because men do not keep Your law [they hear it not, nor receive it, love it, or obey it].
    137[Rigidly] righteous are You, O Lord, and upright are Your judgments and all expressions of Your will.
    138You have commanded and appointed Your testimonies in righteousness and in great faithfulness.
    139My zeal has consumed me and cut me off, because my adversaries have forgotten Your words.
    140Your word is very pure (tried and well refined); therefore Your servant loves it.
    141I am small (insignificant) and despised, but I do not forget Your precepts.
    142Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Your law is truth.
    143Trouble and anguish have found and taken hold on me, yet Your commandments are my delight.
    144Your righteous testimonies are everlasting and Your decrees are binding to eternity; give me understanding and I shall live [give me discernment and comprehension and I shall not die].
    145I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord; I will keep Your statutes [I will hear, receive, love, and obey them].
    146I cried to You; save me, that I may keep Your testimonies [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them].
    147I anticipated the dawning of the morning and cried [in childlike prayer]; I hoped in Your word.
    148My eyes anticipate the night watches and I am awake before the cry of the watchman, that I may meditate on Your word.
    149Hear my voice according to Your steadfast love; O Lord, quicken me and give me life according to Your [righteous] decrees.
    150They draw near who follow after wrong thinking and persecute me with wickedness; they are far from Your law.
    151You are near, O Lord [nearer to me than my foes], and all Your commandments are truth.
    152Of old have I known Your testimonies, and for a long time, [therefore it is a thoroughly established conviction] that You have founded them forever.
    153Consider my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget Your law.
    154Plead my cause and redeem me; revive me and give me life according to Your word.
    155Salvation is far from the wicked, for they seek not nor hunger for Your statutes.
    156Great are Your tender mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord; give me life according to Your ordinances.
    157Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, yet I do not swerve from Your testimonies.
    158I behold the treacherous and am grieved and loathe them, because they do not respect Your law [neither hearing, receiving, loving, nor obeying it].
    159Consider how I love Your precepts; revive me and give life to me, O Lord, according to Your loving-kindness!
    160The sum of Your word is truth [the total of the full meaning of all Your individual precepts]; and every one of Your righteous decrees endures forever.
    161Princes pursue and persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of Your words [dreading violation of them far more than the force of prince or potentate].
    162I rejoice at Your word as one who finds great spoil.
    163I hate and abhor falsehood, but Your law do I love.
    164Seven times a day and all day long do I praise You because of Your righteous decrees.
    165Great peace have they who love Your law; nothing shall offend them or make them stumble.
    166I am hoping and waiting [eagerly] for Your salvation, O Lord, and I do Your commandments.
    167Your testimonies have I kept [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them]; I love them exceedingly!
    168I have observed Your precepts and Your testimonies, for all my ways are [fully known] before You.
    169Let my mournful cry and supplication come [near] before You, O Lord; give me understanding (discernment and comprehension) according to Your word [of assurance and promise].
    170Let my supplication come before You; deliver me according to Your word!
    171My lips shall pour forth praise [with thanksgiving and renewed trust] when You teach me Your statutes.
    172My tongue shall sing [praise for the fulfillment] of Your word, for all Your commandments are righteous.
    173Let Your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen Your precepts.
    174I have longed for Your salvation, O Lord, and Your law is my delight.
    175Let me live that I may praise You, and let Your decrees help me.
    176I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek, inquire for, and demand Your servant, for I do not forget Your commandments.

Psalm 123:1-2
    1Unto You do I lift up my eyes, O You Who are enthroned in heaven.
    2Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, and as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He has mercy and loving-kindness for us.
Psalm 127:1-2
    1Except the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; except the Lord keeps the city, the watchman wakes but in vain.
    2It is vain for you to rise up early, to take rest late, to eat the bread of [anxious] toil--for He gives [blessings] to His beloved [even] in sleep.
Psalm 136:23-26
    23To Him Who [earnestly] remembered us in our low estate and imprinted us [on His heart], for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;
    24And rescued us from our enemies, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;
    25To Him Who gives food to all flesh, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;
    26O give thanks to the God of heaven, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!

Using Psalm 136 as your model ― ending all lines with “for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever” ―why don’t you write your own psalm to Him?
Psalm 145:8-21
    8The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and abounding in mercy and loving-kindness.
    9The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works [the entirety of things created].
    10All Your works shall praise You, O Lord, and Your loving ones shall bless You [affectionately and gratefully shall Your saints confess and praise You]!
    11They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom and talk of Your power,
    12To make known to the sons of men God's mighty deeds and the glorious majesty of His kingdom.
    13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
    14The Lord upholds all those [of His own] who are falling and raises up all those who are bowed down.
    15The eyes of all wait for You [looking, watching, and expecting] and You give them their food in due season.
    16You open Your hand and satisfy every living thing with favor.
    17The Lord is [rigidly] righteous in all His ways and gracious and merciful in all His works.
    18The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him sincerely and in truth.
    19He will fulfill the desires of those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him; He also will hear their cry and will save them.
    20The Lord preserves all those who love Him, but all the wicked will He destroy.
    21My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord; and let all flesh [living beings] bless (affectionately and gratefully praise) His holy Name forever and ever.
Psalm 146:6-9
    6God made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, Who keeps truth and is faithful forever,
    7Who executes justice for the oppressed, Who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets free the prisoners,
    8The Lord opens the eyes of the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the [uncompromisingly] righteous (those upright in heart and in right standing with Him).
    9The Lord protects and preserves the strangers and temporary residents, He upholds the fatherless and the widow and sets them upright, but the way of the wicked He makes crooked (turns upside down and brings to ruin).
Alternate Text

Fathers of the faith showed that they, too, understood that God related to each of them as individuals as they explained:
Deuteronomy 7:9
    9Know, recognize, and understand therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, Who keeps covenant and steadfast love and mercy with those who love Him and keep His commandments, to a thousand generations.
Deuteronomy 10:18
    18He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger or temporary resident and gives him food and clothing.
Deuteronomy 33:3
    3Yes, He loves His people; all those consecrated to Him are in Your hand. They followed in Your steps; they [accepted Your word and] received direction from You.
1 Chronicles 16:34
    34O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!

Nehemiah 9:19-21
    19You in Your great mercy forsook them not in the wilderness; the pillar of the cloud departed not from them by day to lead them in the way, nor the pillar of fire by night to light the way they should go.
    20You also gave Your good Spirit to instruct them, and withheld not Your manna from them, and gave water for their thirst.
    21Forty years You sustained them in the wilderness; they lacked nothing, their clothes did not wear out, and their feet did not swell.
Proverbs 3:11-26
    11My son, do not despise or shrink from the chastening of the Lord [His correction by punishment or by subjection to suffering or trial]; neither be weary of or impatient about or loathe or abhor His reproof,
    12For whom the Lord loves He corrects, even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.
    13Happy (blessed, fortunate, enviable) is the man who finds skillful and godly Wisdom, and the man who gets understanding [drawing it forth from God's Word and life's experiences],
    14For the gaining of it is better than the gaining of silver, and the profit of it better than fine gold.
    15Skillful and godly Wisdom is more precious than rubies; and nothing you can wish for is to be compared to her.
    16Length of days is in her right hand, and in her left hand are riches and honor.
    17Her ways are highways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
    18She is a tree of life to those who lay hold on her; and happy (blessed, fortunate, to be envied) is everyone who holds her fast.
    19The Lord by skillful and godly Wisdom has founded the earth; by understanding He has established the heavens.
    20By His knowledge the deeps were broken up, and the skies distill the dew.
    21My son, let them not escape from your sight, but keep sound and godly Wisdom and discretion,
    22And they will be life to your inner self, and a gracious ornament to your neck (your outer self).
    23Then you will walk in your way securely and in confident trust, and you shall not dash your foot or stumble.
    24When you lie down, you shall not be afraid; yes, you shall lie down, and your sleep shall be sweet.
    25Be not afraid of sudden terror and panic, nor of the stormy blast or the storm and ruin of the wicked when it comes [for you will be guiltless],
    26For the Lord shall be your confidence, firm and strong, and shall keep your foot from being caught [in a trap or some hidden danger].