Praying the Psalms: Wed, 04 Jul – Psalm 4 ~ Have mercy on 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 4 (NLT)

Answer me when I call to you, O God who declares me innocent. Free me from my troubles. Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

How long will you people ruin my reputation? How long will you make groundless accusations? How long will you continue your lies? You can be sure of this: The Lord set apart the godly for himself. The Lord will answer when I call to him.

Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent. Offer sacrifices in the right spirit, and trust the Lord.

Many people say, “Who will show us better times?” Let your face smile on us, Lord. You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.
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Morning Prayer:

Lord God: Have mercy on us and hear our prayers –

+ For, by your grace, you have declared us innocent…. Lord, have mercy.
+ For you have given us relief when we were in trouble…. Lord, have mercy.
+ For you have set apart the godly for yourself…. Lord, have mercy.
+ For you hear us when we call out to you…. Lord, have mercy.

Lord God: Infuse our hearts with gladness –

+ For you are the source of all our joy…. Lord, fill us.
+ For your joy provides us with security…. Lord, fill us.
+ For your joy is unspeakable, and full of glory…. Lord, fill us.
+ For your joy is endless, renewed every morning…. Lord, fill us.
+ For your joy satisfies us and consecrates our minds…. Lord, fill us.

Lord God: In you we are safe, grant us your peace and rest for our souls. Amen.
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“Sure of This (Psalm 4)” – 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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1 reply

  1. Thank you Art, have a blessed day. I am enjoying the Psalms.

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