Praying the Psalms: Tue, 10 Jul – Psalm 9 ~ the Lord reigns forever

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 9 (NLT)

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.
I will be filled with joy because of you.
I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.

My enemies retreated; they staggered and died when you appeared. For you have judged in my favor; from your throne you have judged with fairness. You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked; you have erased their names forever. The enemy is finished, in endless ruins; the cities you uprooted are now forgotten.

But the Lord reigns forever, executing judgment from his throne. He will judge the world with justice and rule the nations with fairness. The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you.

Sing praises to the Lord who reigns in Jerusalem.  Tell the world about his unforgettable deeds. For he who avenges murder cares for the helpless. He does not ignore the cries of those who suffer.

Lord, have mercy on me. See how my enemies torment me. Snatch me back from the jaws of death. Save me so I can praise you publicly at Jerusalem’s gates, so I can rejoice that you have rescued me.

The nations have fallen into the pit they dug for others. Their own feet have been caught in the trap they set. The Lord is known for his justice. The wicked are trapped by their own deeds. [Quiet Interlude]

The wicked will go down to the grave. This is the fate of all the nations who ignore God. But the needy will not be ignored forever; the hopes of the poor will not always be crushed.

Arise, O Lord! Do not let mere mortals defy you!
Judge the nations! Make them tremble in fear, O Lord.
Let the nations know they are merely human.
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Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: Create in us a stillness – that we might worship you joyfully and wholeheartedly.

  • For you are our King – you remember the helpless and hear their cries….
  • For you are our King – you remember the suffering and hear their cries….
  • For you are Trustworthy – you rule in righteousness, faithfulness and truth….
  • For you are our Savior – you raise up those who have been brought low, near death….
  • For you are our Refuge – you shelter and protect all who depend on you for their safety….
  • For you are our Judge – you punish the wicked and destroy your enemies….
  • For you are the Ruler of nations – you hold their fate in your hands….

O Lord, our God: We sing your praise and trust you with our lives. You alone are the Most High King, the Ruler of all.
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“With All My Heart (Psalm 9)” – The Shiyr Poets

I will give thanks to You Lord | With all my heart; all my heart
I will tell of your wonderful deeds | With all my heart; all my heart
I’ll be glad, I’ll rejoice in you | Sing your praise for you are the Lord
The Lord most high | O most high

My enemies turn back; stumble and fall | Before you; before you
You uphold my right my cause | Before you; before you
You sit enthroned as the righteous judge
You rebuke the nations and the wicked
They are they are forgotten | Forever forgotten

The Lord reigns forever | Established on his throne
Rules the World in righteousness; fair in all he does
The Lord is a refuge | For all who are oppressed
A stronghold in times of trouble
And we trust in you | We trust in you

Sing the praises of our Lord | In Zion, in Zion
Tell the nations what he has done | In Zion, in Zion
You care for the helpless, the weak and the poor
The innocent avenged; those who suffer
Are not, are not ignored | They are not ignored

Grant me grace O Adonai | See my torment by my foes
You who raise me up from the gates of death
To the gates of Zion | Where I sing your praise, for you
Never forget the needy | Never forget the poor
Their hopes will not be crushed; not be lost forever

The Lord reigns forever | Established on his throne
Rules the World in righteousness; fair in all he does
The Lord is a refuge | For all who are oppressed
A stronghold in times of trouble
And we trust in you | We trust in you

Arise Lord | Do not let mortals triumph
Let them be judged in your presence
Let them tremble in fear

Let the nations know they are merely men
Let the nations know
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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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