Praying the Psalms: Mon, 03 Sep – Psalm 56 ~ God have mercy on me

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 56 (NLT)

O God, have mercy on me, for people are hounding me. My foes attack me all day long. I am constantly hounded by those who slander me, and many are boldly attacking me. But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?

They are always twisting what I say; they spend their days plotting to harm me. They come together to spy on me—watching my every step, eager to kill me. Don’t let them get away with their wickedness; in your anger, O God, bring them down.

You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.

My enemies will retreat when I call to you for help. This I know: God is on my side! I praise God for what he has promised; yes, I praise the Lord for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?

I will fulfill my vows to you, O God, and will offer a sacrifice of thanks for your help. For you have rescued me from death; you have kept my feet from slipping. So now I can walk in your presence, O God, in your life-giving light.
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Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: Have mercy on us in our times trouble, fear, and anxiety –

+ Grant us a new awareness of your Loving-kindness…
+ Strengthen us in the power of your Holy Spirit…
+ Renew us by the transforming agency of your Truth…
+ Free us to love and serve you in the darkest of times…

O Lord our God: You are our ever-present help in times of trouble –

+ You fill us with faith over fear…
+ You fill us with peace and hope…
+ You fill us with courage to face our foes…
+ You fill us with resolve and perseverance…

O Lord our God: We thank you for the good work you have begun in us through faith in your Son, Jesus Christ. Use our present trials and tribulations to perfect our trust in him and to complete your good work in us. We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
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“Psalm 56” – Jason Coghill


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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, and 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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