To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
Lord, make me know your ways.
Lord, teach me your paths.
Make me walk in your truth, and teach me:
for you are God my saviour.
The Lord is good and upright.
He shows the path to those who stray,
He guides the humble in the right path,
He teaches his way to the poor.
His ways are faithfulness and love
for those who keep his covenant and law.
The Lord’s friendship is for those who revere him;
to them he reveals his covenant.
The psalm invites us simply to turn again to the God who is good, faithful and loving. It reassures us of his help and friendship.
In our turning to him we do what is right. We might be turning from what is bad and wrong, but in turning we do what is good and best.