Praying the Psalms: Sat, 18 Aug – Psalm 43 ~ you, O God, are our only safe place

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 43 (NLT)

Declare me innocent, O God! Defend me against these ungodly people. Rescue me from these unjust liars. For you are God, my only safe haven. Why have you tossed me aside? Why must I wander around in grief, oppressed by my enemies? Send out your light and your truth; let them guide me. Let them lead me to your holy mountain, to the place where you live. There I will go to the altar of God, to God—the source of all my joy. I will praise you with my harp, O God, my God!

Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again — my Savior and my God!

Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: our hope is in you alone –

+ For you have revealed yourself to us in nature, through the law and prophets, and in these last days through your Son, Jesus Christ…
+ For you have reconciled us to yourself, through the forgiveness of our sin; for while we we yet sinners, Christ died for us…
+ For you have sustained us by the power of your Word and Spirit, and your light and truth have guided us and set us on the path of life…
+ For you have placed eternity in our hearts through faith in Jesus Christ, and given us a hope of glory that will not disappoint us…

O Lord our God: our hope is in you alone; you are our safe place. In you we trust. Amen.

“Send out Your Light (Psalm 43)” – Sandra McCracken


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.

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

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