I am presently preaching through the stanzas of Psalm 119 and it has been a spiritually enriching exercise. Today, I am struck by my need to pray through this Psalm as I preach through it. One of the greatest things about verse-by-verse preaching is its sanctifying effect on the preacher. What follows come from the handwritten prayer in my journal as I worked through Psalm 119:17-24 (The Trials That Come our Way). The prayer was motivated by the cross-references that I followed as the sermon notes unfolded.