Praying the Psalms: Tue, 04 Sep – Psalm 57 ~ my heart is confident in you, O God

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 57 (NLT)

Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy! I look to you for protection. I will hide beneath the shadow of your wings until the danger passes by. I cry out to God Most High, to God who will fulfill his purpose for me. He will send help from heaven to rescue me, disgracing those who hound me.

My God will send forth his unfailing love and faithfulness.

I am surrounded by fierce lions who greedily devour human prey— whose teeth pierce like spears and arrows, and whose tongues cut like swords.

Be exalted, O God, above the highest heavens! May your glory shine over all the earth.

My enemies have set a trap for me. I am weary from distress. They have dug a deep pit in my path, but they themselves have fallen into it.

My heart is confident in you, O God; my heart is confident. No wonder I can sing your praises! Wake up, my heart! Wake up, O lyre and harp! I will wake the dawn with my song. I will thank you, Lord, among all the people. I will sing your praises among the nations. For your unfailing love is as high as the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

Be exalted, O God, above the highest heavens. May your glory shine over all the earth.
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Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: you are our shelter in times of danger, the One who rescues us in times of trouble.

Hear the cries of your people who fear for their lives –

+ wicked people use lies and deceit to destroy them…
+ peril and calamity press in from every side…
+ ways of escape have been cut off…
+ apart from you, they are helpless…

Hear the confidence of your people who fear for their lives –

+ they trust in your deliverance…
+ they seek your mercy and truth…
+ they cling to your promises…
+ they rely on your strength…

O Lord our God: our hearts burn within us for you are our God, our Savior. Receive our worship and praise, and display your glory over the whole earth. Use our afflictions to bring honor to your name, that all may acknowledge your Son, Jesus Christ, as Lord to your everlasting glory. Amen.
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“Psalm 57” (My heart is steadfast) – Melody and Truth


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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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