Praying the Psalms: Thu, 06 Sep – Psalm 59 ~ deliver us

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 59 (NLT)

Rescue me from my enemies, O God. Protect me from those who have come to destroy me. Rescue me from these criminals; save me from these murderers. They have set an ambush for me. Fierce enemies are out there waiting, Lord, though I have not sinned or offended them. I have done nothing wrong, yet they prepare to attack me. Wake up! See what is happening and help me! O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, wake up and punish those hostile nations. Show no mercy to wicked traitors. Interlude

They come out at night, snarling like vicious dogs as they prowl the streets. Listen to the filth that comes from their mouths; their words cut like swords. “After all, who can hear us?” they sneer. But Lord, you laugh at them. You scoff at all the hostile nations. You are my strength; I wait for you to rescue me, for you, O God, are my fortress. In his unfailing love, my God will stand with me. He will let me look down in triumph on all my enemies.

Don’t kill them, for my people soon forget such lessons; stagger them with your power, and bring them to their knees, O Lord our shield. Because of the sinful things they say, because of the evil that is on their lips, let them be captured by their pride, their curses, and their lies. Destroy them in your anger! Wipe them out completely! Then the whole world will know that God reigns in Israel. Interlude

My enemies come out at night, snarling like vicious dogs as they prowl the streets. They scavenge for food but go to sleep unsatisfied.

But as for me, I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress. O my Strength, to you I sing praises, for you, O God, are my refuge, the God who shows me unfailing love.
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Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: Deliver us from evil and the wiles and deceit of evil people. Civil discourse and debate has broken down and wicked people seek to destroy our duly elected president –

+ they hate him with a deadly hatred…
+ they hate him because he was elected…
+ they hate him with a furious rage…
+ they hate him with malignant slander…
+ they hate him with relentless effort…
+ they hate him with deceit and cunning…

O Lord  our God: Raise up people of faith and goodwill who can move us forward as a nation and help us become one people under God –

+ restore our civil and moral order…
+ reconcile us in Christ, to you and one another…

O Lord our God: Your sovereign hand has brought us to “such a time as this.” Work your will through the chaos and wickedness of these times. And bring our nation to a place where “every knee shall bow and tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,” all to your glory. Amen.
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“Psalm 59” (Deliver Me) – Bob Carlisle

Deliver me Deliver me | Oh God, from my enemies
Deliver me Deliver me | Oh God, from my enemies

They lie in wait for my life
The mighty are gathered against me
Prowling the night just like dogs
All through the streets of the city
I am not guilty of sin
Lord, Look down from on high
And come to my defense

Deliver me Deliver me | Oh God, from my enemies
Deliver me Deliver me | Oh God, from my enemies

They speak with curses and lies
Plotting their evil against me
Let them be caught in their pride
In anger consume them completely
Lord, I am so overwhelmed
Bring them down to their knees
Arise to my help

Deliver me Deliver me | Oh God, from my enemies
Deliver me Deliver me | Oh God, from my enemies
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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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