Direct me in the path of your commands,
for there I find delight.
Turn my heart toward your statutes
and not toward selfish gain.
Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
preserve my life according to your word. (Psalm 119:35-37)
What a wonderful prayer God has given me to pray. God knows I am easily caught up in the pursuit of money, power, fame, and other such things. But in the end they contain nothing of value. So God has illuminated a path that leads me to true treasure. This section of Psalm 119 ends with:
How I long for your precepts!
Preserve my life in your righteousness. (Psalm 119:40)
It states here that life is found in the goodness and rightness of God. So I pray with the psalmist that I might follow the path to the true light of life.