Psalm 7:7-9 Let the assembled peoples gather around you, while you sit enthroned over them on high. 8 Let the Lord judge the peoples. Vindicate me, Lord, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity, O Most High. 9 Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure— you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts.
Response : O Lord, as I behold You on Your throne with high authority, I shall not let the terror of this day dispirit me when I meditate upon it; for those who have slighted the Judge, and continue as enemies to him and the way of holiness, droop and hang down their heads when they think of his coming; but I shall lift up my hands with joy, for the last day will be God’s best day. The Judge is my Head and Husband, my Redeemer, and my Advocate. I must appear before the judgment seat; but I shall not come into condemnation. His coming will not be against me, but for me. It is otherwise with unbelievers, as their neglected Saviour will be their severe Judge.
Lord God as You work secretly in the affections of my soul and in my mind, particularly the passions of joy, grief, and fear, and to establish your control of the reins of my heart, examine my most secret thoughts or desires of the soul, through the periods of sin and sanctification, and Your preservation throughout, You are establishing me and the true church through Jesus Christ by changing our hearts; or by restraining our wills, or depriving us of power, or removing those things that bind – a noble proof that You Lord can change us to Your image. I thank You Lord that as I commit myself to You, that You will have Your way in me and empower me, that I may reign victorious in You and in Your time. Amen.