Praying the Psalms: Wed, 29 Aug – Psalm 52 ~ Why do you boast about your crimes?

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 52 (NLT)

Why do you boast about your crimes, great warrior? Don’t you realize God’s justice continues forever? All day long you plot destruction. Your tongue cuts like a sharp razor; you’re an expert at telling lies. You love evil more than good and lies more than truth.

You love to destroy others with your words, you liar! But God will strike you down once and for all. He will pull you from your home and uproot you from the land of the living.

The righteous will see it and be amazed. They will laugh and say, “Look what happens to mighty warriors who do not trust in God. They trust their wealth instead and grow more and more bold in their wickedness.”

But I am like an olive tree, thriving in the house of God. I will always trust in God’s unfailing love. I will praise you forever, O God, for what you have done. I will trust in your good name in the presence of your faithful people.

Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: help us make sense out of the chaos in our country and the betrayal of our common values –

+ Deliver us from odious, deceitful, people with malice in their hearts and hatred on their lips…
+ Unmask their treachery and evil-doing; expose them and put them to public shame, and may their efforts come to nothing…

O Lord our God: righteousness and justice are in your hands –

+ May truth prevail over lies and deceit…
+ May the deadly wages of sin be realized in our time…
+ May the godly receive your blessing, now and for ever…

O Lord our God: we place our faith and trust in the Holy One of Israel, your Son, Jesus Christ, rejoicing in his love and hoping forever in his mercy and grace. Amen.

“Psalm 52” (Vancover Riots, 2011) – Sons of Korah


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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