Praying the Psalms: Tue, 03 Jul – Psalm 3 ~ Rescue us!

Praying the Psalms

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Opening – (Northumbria Community)

One thing I have asked of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life; to behold the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.

Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ, King of endless glory.

Morning Reading: Psalm 3 (NLT)

O Lord, I have so many enemies; so many are against me. So many are saying, “God will never rescue him!”

But you, O Lord, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high. I cried out to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy mountain. I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me. I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies who surround me on every side.

Arise, O Lord! Rescue me, my God! Slap all my enemies in the face! Shatter the teeth of the wicked! Victory comes from you, O Lord. May you bless your people.
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Morning Prayer:

Lord God: Watch over your people in these perilous times, especially those suffering great persecution and deprivation. Hear our cries –

+ For all who are surrounded by enemies with their plots and traps…. Lord, rescue us!
+ For all who are ridiculed because of their faith and practice…. Lord, rescue us!
+ For all who are harassed and oppressed by godless people…. Lord, rescue us!

Lord God: You are our deliverer, our refuge and hiding-place in any time of trouble!

+ Shield and protect us from harm, coming from any direction…. Lord, watch over us!
+ Surround us with your glory, even in the midst of our troubles…. Lord, watch over us!
+ Raise our spirits and strengthen our hearts, our hope is in you…. Lord, watch over us!

Lord God: Displace our fears with the assurance of your perfect love!

+ Give us holy calm, that we may sleep restfully through the night…. Lord, fill us!
+ Give us holy courage, that we may confidently face every challenge…. Lord, fill us!
+ Give us holy strength, that we may tirelessly press on through the day…. Lord, fill us!

Lord God: Victory comes from you! Defeat our enemies and bless us – to the glory of your name. Amen.
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“Watching over Me (Psalm 3)” – The Shiyr Poets


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Blessing – (Northumbrian Community)

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, wherever He may send you. May He guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm. May He bring you home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown you. May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.
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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!



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