Praying the Psalms: Sat, 07 Jul – Psalm 7 ~ Protect 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 7 (NLT)

I come to you for protection, O Lord my God. Save me from my persecutors—rescue me! If you don’t, they will maul me like a lion, tearing me to pieces with no one to rescue me.

O Lord my God, if I have done wrong or am guilty of injustice, if I have betrayed a friend or plundered my enemy without cause, then let my enemies capture me. Let them trample me into the ground and drag my honor in the dust.

Arise, O Lord, in anger! Stand up against the fury of my enemies! Wake up, my God, and bring justice! Gather the nations before you. Rule over them from on high.

The Lord judges the nations. Declare me righteous, O Lord, for I am innocent, O Most High!

End the evil of those who are wicked, and defend the righteous. For you look deep within the mind and heart, O righteous God. God is my shield, saving those whose hearts are true and right. God is an honest judge. He is angry with the wicked every day.

If a person does not repent, God will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow. He will prepare his deadly weapons and shoot his flaming arrows. The wicked conceive evil; they are pregnant with trouble and give birth to lies. They dig a deep pit to trap others, then fall into it themselves. The trouble they make for others backfires on them. The violence they plan falls on their own heads.

I will thank the Lord because he is just; I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.
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Morning Prayer

Lord our God: You are our Savior, hear the prayers of your suffering people –

+ For all who fear for their lives…. Lord, protect us.
+ For all who are innocent…. Lord, protect us.
+ For all who are helpless…. Lord, protect us.
+ For all who are hopeless…. Lord, protect us.

Lord our God: You rule from on high; judge the nations and do what’s right –

+ For you are a friend of the innocent…. Get angry, Lord!
+ For you are an enemy of the wicked…. Get angry, Lord!
+ For you punish the unrepentant…. Get angry, Lord!

Lord our God: You always do what’s right. Fill us with songs of praise, that we may worship you and glorify your Name. Amen.
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“Lord My God” (Psalm 7) – The Shiyr Poets

Lord my God | You are my shelter and
Lord my God | I need your rescue from all who chase me down
Lord my God | They seek to tear me up and
Lord my God | Just like a lion prepared to take my life

If I have done wrong | If I am guilty | If I betrayed my friend
If I oppressed them | Without a reason | If my hands caused harm
Let them dishonor me | Let them dishonor me | Lord my God

Rise up O Lord in anger | Stand against the fury of my foe
Wake up O God bring justice | Gather nations; rule them from on high
Gather nations; rule them from on high

Bring an end | To the violence of the violent man
Defend the righteous as they stand secure in You
Bring an end | To the wicked schemes of wicked men
Yet unshaken the righteous endure in You

My shield the Most High | The God of glory | Savior of true hearts
God is a just judge | Displaying anger | To the wicked every day
The trouble they plan recoils | Crashing down on their own heads | Lord my God

I will give thanks to my God | Because of his unfailing righteousness
It’s time to sing God’s praises | Praise the holy name of God most high
I will give thanks to my God | Because of his unfailing righteousness
It’s time to sing God’s praises | Praise the holy name of God most high
Praise the holy name of God most high

Lord my God | Lord my God

Lord my God | You are my shelter and
Lord my God | I need your rescue from all who chase me down
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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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