Praying the Psalms: Wed, 18 Jul – Psalm 16 ~ Keep us safe

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 16 (NLT)

Keep me safe, O God, for I have come to you for refuge.

I said to the Lord, “You are my Master! Every good thing I have comes from you.” The godly people in the land are my true heroes! I take pleasure in them! Troubles multiply for those who chase after other gods. I will not take part in their sacrifices of blood or even speak the names of their gods.

Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine. The land you have given me is a pleasant land. What a wonderful inheritance!

I will bless the Lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me. I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.

No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your holy one to rot in the grave. You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.
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Morning Prayer

Lord our God: You keep us safe –

+ We are dependent on your care, O Lord
+ We discover meaning and joy in you, O Lord
+ We delight in our relationships with your people

Lord our God: You are always with us –

+ You alone satisfy the longing of our hearts
+ You alone preserve all that you have given us
+ You alone fill our lives with happiness and contentment

Lord our God: You are the giver of life –

+ We rest safely in your presence
+ We trust your guidance on the path of life
+ We look forward to the joy of living with you forever

Lord our God: Our hearts are glad, and we rejoice in you. Amen.
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“Even In The Night (Psalm 16)” – The Shiyr Poets

Keep me safe | God protect my life
Keep me safe
Keep me safe | God preserve my life
Keep me safe

My Master You are | Every good thing comes from your hand
I say of the ones | Those who are godly in the land
They are my heroes | They are my pleasure
They’re my delight

Troubles come seeking other gods
Troubles come
Sorrows grow for those who chase the wind
Sorrows grow

So I turn away | I won’t take part in their sacrifice
I will not bear | The names of their gods upon my lips
You are my portion | You are my blessing
You guard my life

I will bless the Lord (I will bless the Lord)
I will bless the Lord (I will bless the Lord)
Who guides me (who guides me)
Who guides me

Even in the night | My conscience will instruct my heart
Even in the night

I will not be shaken | For You are right beside me
Even in the night

I will rest secure | For you will not abandon me
To the grave | Among the dead
Your holy one | Will not see decay

Make me know the pathway | Show the way to life forevermore
Joy is overflowing | With eternal pleasures at your right hand
Make me know the pathway | Show the way to life forevermore
Joy is overflowing | With eternal pleasures at your right hand
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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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