Praying the Psalms: Wed, 22 Aug – Psalm 46 ~ God is our refuge and strength

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.
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Morning Reading: Psalm 46 (NLT)

God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!

A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High. God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it. The nations are in chaos, and their kingdoms crumble! God’s voice thunders, and the earth melts! The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress.

Come, see the glorious works of the Lord: See how he brings destruction upon the world. He causes wars to end throughout the earth. He breaks the bow and snaps the spear; he burns the shields with fire.

“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”

The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress.
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Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: you are our fortress; your strength and power sustain us –

+ We rely on your help in times of trouble; with you at our side we are fearless…
+ We rely on your comfort in times of trouble; your spirit fill us with joy…
+ We rely on your deliverance in times of trouble; we trust you and wait patiently, knowing that victory is assured…

O Lord our God: marshal heaven’s armies in our defense, and move among us with great power and authority, that we may rest quietly in you, our fortress, to the honor and glory of your name. Amen.
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“Psalm 46 (Lord of Hosts)” – Shane and Shane

O come behold the works of God | The nations at His feet
He breaks the bow and bends the spear | And tells the wars to cease
O Mighty One of Israel | You are on our side
We walk by faith in God who burns the chariots with fire

Lord of Hosts, You’re with us | With us in the fire
With us as a shelter | With us in the storm
You will lead us |Through the fiercest battle
Oh where else would we go | But with the Lord of Hosts

O God of Jacob, fierce and great |You lift Your voice to speak
The earth it bows and all | The mountains move into the sea
O Lord You know the hearts of men | And still you let them live
O God, who makes the mountains melt | Come wrestle us and win
O God who makes the mountains melt | Come wrestle us and win

Lord of Hosts, You’re with us | With us in the fire
With us as a shelter | With us in the storm
You will lead us |Through the fiercest battle
Oh where else would we go | But with the Lord of Hosts

Though oceans roar, You are the Lord of all
The one who calms the wind and waves and makes my heart be still
Though the earth gives way, the mountains move into the sea
The nations rage, I know my God is in control
Though oceans roar, You are the Lord of all
The one who calms the wind and waves and makes my heart be still
Though the earth gives way, the mountains move into the sea
The nations rage, I know my God is in control

Lord of Hosts, You’re with us | With us in the fire
With us as a shelter |With us in the storm
You will lead us | Through the fiercest battle
Oh where else would we go | But with the Lord of Hosts
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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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