Praying the Psalms: Wed, 12 Sep – Psalm 64 ~ Hide me from the plots of this evil mob.

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.

Morning Reading: Psalm 64 (NLT)

O God, listen to my complaint. Protect my life from my enemies’ threats. Hide me from the plots of this evil mob, from this gang of wrongdoers. They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their bitter words like arrows. They shoot from ambush at the innocent, attacking suddenly and fearlessly. They encourage each other to do evil and plan how to set their traps in secret. “Who will ever notice?” they ask. As they plot their crimes, they say, “We have devised the perfect plan!” Yes, the human heart and mind are cunning.

But God himself will shoot them with his arrows, suddenly striking them down. Their own tongues will ruin them, and all who see them will shake their heads in scorn. Then everyone will be afraid; they will proclaim the mighty acts of God and realize all the amazing things  he does. The godly will rejoice in the Lord and find shelter in him. And those who do what is right will praise him.

Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: We are unable to defend ourselves against wicked people and pervasive evil rampaging across our land. Our only hope is in you –

+ Cover us with your shield of protection…
+ Rescue us from our grief and despair…
+ Listen to  the cries of the poor and dispossed…
+ Deliver us from our own sinfulness and selfishness…
+ Expose the schemes and inhumanity of our enemies…
+ Convert their hearts of stone into hearts of flesh…
+ Set right the misapplication of human power…

O Lord our God: You alone are the Righteous Judge. Execute your justice and avenge your enemies and the perpetrators of evil among us. Entrap them in their own snares. Shine your light on their lies and secret plans. And overcome evil with good through your Son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God over all, for ever. Amen.

“Psalm 64” – Smokie Norful


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.

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

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