Praying the Psalms: Fri, 03 Aug – Psalm 30 ~ mercies remembered

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 30 (NLT)

I will exalt you, Lord, for you rescued me. You refused to let my enemies triumph over me. O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you restored my health. You brought me up from the grave, O Lord. You kept me from falling into the pit of death.

Sing to the Lord, all you godly ones! Praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.

When I was prosperous, I said, “Nothing can stop me now!” Your favor, O Lord, made me as secure as a mountain. Then you turned away from me, and I was shattered.

I cried out to you, O Lord. I begged the Lord for mercy, saying, “What will you gain if I die, if I sink into the grave? Can my dust praise you? Can it tell of your faithfulness? Hear me, Lord, and have mercy on me. Help me, O Lord.”

You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever!
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Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: you are good and merciful. You discipline your people that we might become like your beloved Son, Jesus Christ.

+ Thank you Lord for your tender mercies –

  • that extricate us from our difficulties
  • that protect us from our enemies
  • that restore us to health
  • that preserve our lives

+ Thank you Lord for your saving grace –

  • that is totally undeserved
  • that makes saints out of sinners
  • that enables us to sing your praises

O Lord our God: keep our hearts and minds fixed on your eternal love, expressed perfectly 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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“Thirty (Psalm 30)” – The Shiyr Poets

Make music to God | Come sinners now saints
Give thanks to His holy name

I will exalt You | With my thanksgiving
For You drew me up from the deep
You refused my enemies joy
When You raised me up

I cried out to You | Lord You healed me
For You brought me up from Sheol
Restored me to life again
You saved me from death

Make music to God | Come sinners now saints
Give thanks to His holy name

For his anger lasts only a moment
But his pleasure lasts a lifetime . . a lifetime
Weeping may stay for the night
But comes joy with the morning light
Here comes joy with the breaking dawn
Oh . . . Ah . . .

As for me; so secure I said
‘Never will I stumble | Forever never shaken’
When you favoured me, I stood strong
Strong as a mountain; mighty as a mountain
When you looked away; I fell apart
Broken into pieces; I crumbled into pieces

To You I called out I cried for mercy
What unjust gain if my blood spills out
From the grave can my dust praise you
Or tell Your faithfulness

Hear me O God | Have mercy on me
Lord be my helper in need

You’ve overturned my wailing; my lament
You’ve turned it into dancing; into joyful dancing
Your hands remove my bonds; these clothes of mourning
Binding me with gladness, clothing me with joy
That I might sing to You and not be silent
Praising you forever; thanking you forever

Make music to God | Come sinners now saints
Give thanks to His holy name
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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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