Praying the Psalms: Wed, 08 Aug – Psalm 34 ~ praise the Lord at all times

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 34 (NLT)

I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. I will boast only in the Lord; let all who are helpless take heart. Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness; let us exalt his name together.

I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened; he saved me from all my troubles. For the angel of the Lord is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him.

Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! Fear the Lord, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need. Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.

Come, my children, and listen to me, and I will teach you to fear the Lord. Does anyone want to live a life that is long and prosperous? Then keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies! Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.

The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right; his ears are open to their cries for help. But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil; he will erase their memory from the earth. The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.

The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time. For the Lord protects the bones of the righteous; not one of them is broken!

Calamity will surely destroy the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be punished. But the Lord will redeem those who serve him. No one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.
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Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: you alone are worthy of our worship and praise. We pledge you our allegiance and trust in your loving-kindness and greatness to satisfy the desires of our hearts according to your good purpose for our lives.

+ Thank you, Lord, for answered prayer and freedom from fear…

+ Thank you, Lord, for your deliverance and help in times of trouble…

+ Thank you, Lord, for your protection and defense in times of danger…

+ Thank you, Lord, for your goodness and provision in times of uncertainty…

O Lord our God: give us courage and boldness to declare your mercy and kindness to all who will listen –

+ That they, too, may experience your mercy and goodness…

+ That they, too, may experience your beauty and joy…

+ That they, too, may experience your protection and provision…

+ That they, too, may experience your security and peace…

O Lord our God: you watch over the godly and hear us when we cry for help. Fill us with your Spirit –

+ That we might live honestly and uprightly…

+ That we might be live securely under your protection…

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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“Psalm 34” – The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir


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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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