Praying the Psalms: Tue, 31 Jul – Psalm 27 ~ the Lord is our light and our salvation

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 27 (NLT)

The Lord is my light and my salvation—so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident.

The one thing I ask of the Lord—the thing I seek most—is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his Temple. For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock. Then I will hold my head high above my enemies who surround me. At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the Lord with music.

Hear me as I pray, O Lord. Be merciful and answer me! My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” Do not turn your back on me. Do not reject your servant in anger. You have always been my helper. Don’t leave me now; don’t abandon me, O God of my salvation! Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close.

Teach me how to live, O Lord. Lead me along the right path, for my enemies are waiting for me. Do not let me fall into their hands. For they accuse me of things I’ve never done; with every breath they threaten me with violence. Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living.

Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.
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Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: You are the Strength of our lives; our confidence is in you alone –

+ You, O Lord, enable us to stand strong in the fury of the storm
+ You, O Lord, satisfy us during times of great deprivation
+ You, O Lord, remain with us when all others have abandoned us
+ You, O Lord, vindicate us when others lie and and slander us

O Lord our God: Our heart’s desire is to live forever in the beauty of your presence –

+ Your Light reveals the reality of our sinfulness and your salvation
+ Your Faithfulness reminds us of our experiences of your goodness
+ Your Love renews our souls and fills us with unending joy
+ Your Glory refreshes our delight in all that is good, and true, and beautiful

O Lord our God: Replace our fears with faith, our dejection with confidence, and our timidity with courage and praise through your Son, Jesus Christ who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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“He’s Able” (Psalm 27) – Indiana Bible College


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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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