Praying the Psalms: Fri, 13 Jul – Psalm 12 ~ protect us from this lying generation

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 12 (NLT)

Help, O Lord, for the godly are fast disappearing! The faithful have vanished from the earth!

Neighbors lie to each other, speaking with flattering lips and deceitful hearts. May the Lord cut off their flattering lips and silence their boastful tongues. They say, “We will lie to our hearts’ content. Our lips are our own—who can stop us?”

The Lord replies, “I have seen violence done to the helpless, and I have heard the groans of the poor. Now I will rise up to rescue them, as they have longed for me to do.”

The Lord’s promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over. Therefore, Lord, we know you will protect the oppressed, preserving them forever from this lying generation, even though the wicked strut about, and evil is praised throughout the land.
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Morning Prayer

Lord our God: Protect us from this lying generation, the god of lies is enthroned on our national heart. Raise up people of the Book who will declare your Word of promise and uphold the cause of the godly.

+ For the godly are disappearing from our land…. Protect us Lord.
+ For the spirit of falsehood has infested our relationships…. Protect us Lord.
+ For lying and deceit are pervasive throughout our media…. Protect us Lord.

Lord our God: You are our hope and consolation; your faithfulness never ends, and your promises are true.

+ Hear our prayers and petitions, conform them to your will…. Hear us Lord.
+ Teach us to rely on your promises, without disclaimers…. Teach us Lord.
+ Defend us even when wickedness and evil seem to prevail…. Defend us Lord.

Lord our God: Protect us from this lying generation. Show us what we must say and do; show us how to live godly lives that honor you. Amen.
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“Out Of The Darkness (Psalm 12)” – The Shiyr Poets

Help Lord
No one is faithful anymore
Those who are faithful disappear from the earth

Smooth words
Everyone flatters with their lips
They harbor deception in their hearts
Neighbors lie

The tongue that speaks of boastful things
The Lord will end its flattering
I’m tired of what they always say
“With our tongues we rule the world
Who will be master over us?”

No one will master us (No one will master us)
No one will master us (No one will master us)
No one will master us

The Lord replies
I have seen violence done to the weak
The groans of the wretched too crushed to speak I have heard
The Lord replies
Out of the plunder of the poor
Out of the darkness where homeless sleep I will arise

I will rise and rescue them
A witness I’ll supply for them
The words of God are purified
Like silver is refined

I will rise and rescue them
A witness I’ll supply for them
The words of God are purified
Like silver is refined
Precious metals purified

Seven times refined (seven times refined)
Seven times refined (seven times refined)
Seven times refined (seven times refined)

You O Lord
Will keep and preserve the needy ones
You guard and protect us from this dark evil age

While all around
The wicked still circle on every side
Reserving their honour for those who lie
For all things vile . . . all things vile
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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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