Praying the Psalms: Fri, 31 Aug – Psalm 54 ~ The Lord keeps me alive!

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 54 (NLT)

Come with great power, O God, and rescue me! Defend me with your might. Listen to my prayer, O God. Pay attention to my plea. For strangers are attacking me; violent people are trying to kill me. They care nothing for God.

But God is my helper. The Lord keeps me alive! May the evil plans of my enemies be turned against them. Do as you promised and put an end to them.

I will sacrifice a voluntary offering to you; I will praise your name, O Lord, for it is good. For you have rescued me from my troubles and helped me to triumph over my enemies.
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Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: save us in these perilous times; for you alone rule over our age, you alone have the power to thwart our enemies and sustain our lives –

+ Danger surrounds us at every turn – our minds, our hearts, our souls are at risk…. Lord, save us!
+ You, O Lord, are our helper – give us the courage to stay the course with confidence…. Lord, save us!
+ Draw us ever closer to you – make your will our will, and keep our sights on your ultimate judgement and victory…. Lord, save us!

O Lord our God: to you belong our worship and praise – in times of struggle and times of rest. Accept our sacrifice of praise offered from grateful hearts and tempered by the saving grace of your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
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“Psalm 54” (The Lord Upholds My Life) – Greg Mailloux


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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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