Praying the Psalms: Tue, 11 Sep – Psalm 63 ~ Those plotting to destroy me will come to ruin.

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 63 (NLT)

O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory. Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer. You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy.

I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night. Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely.

But those plotting to destroy me will come to ruin. They will go down into the depths of the earth. They will die by the sword and become the food of jackals. But the king will rejoice in God. All who swear to tell the truth will praise him, while liars will be silenced.
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Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: Our souls thirst for you, the living God, in the midst of our devastation and ruin. Only you can satisfy the deep longing of our souls; hear your people crying out to you today – come to their rescue and heal their broken hearts –

+ for you have always loved us; display your loving-kindness now…
+ for you have always been our helper; have mercy on us now…
+ for you have always been with us; draw ever closer to us now…
+ for you have always disciplined those you love; conform us to your will…

O Lord our God: Our souls thirst for you, the living God, in the midst of our devastation and ruin. Show us your power and glory and satisfy the deep longing of our souls through your Son, Jesus Christ, in unity with the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.
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“Psalm 63” (Better Than Life) – Shane and Shane

O God You’re my God, I seek You | Oh my soul it longs for You
My flesh faints for You in this land | This dry land where there is no drink
I’ve looked upon You in this place | Beholding your power and glory, Lord

Because Your love is better than life is | I will praise You as long as I’m alive
And in the face of precious Jesus | Oh my soul will be satisfied

O God You’re my God, I seek You | Oh my soul it longs for You
My flesh faints for You in this land | This dry land where there is no drink
I’ve looked upon You in this place | Beholding your power and glory, Lord

Because Your love is better than life is | I will praise You as long as I’m alive
And in the face of precious Jesus | Oh my soul will be satisfied

You have been my help
In the shadow of Your wings
I’ll sing with joy

I’ll sing
I’ll sing
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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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