Praying the Psalms: Wed, 26 Sep – Psalm 76 ~ Who Can Stand Before You?

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 76 (NLT) (A Psalm of Asaph)

God is honored in Judah; his name is great in Israel. Jerusalem is where he lives; Mount Zion is his home. There he has broken the fiery arrows of the enemy, the shields and swords and weapons of war. Interlude

You are glorious and more majestic than the everlasting mountains. Our boldest enemies have been plundered. They lie before us in the sleep of death. No warrior could lift a hand against us. At the blast of your breath, O God of Jacob, their horses and chariots lay still.

No wonder you are greatly feared! Who can stand before you when your anger explodes? From heaven you sentenced your enemies; the earth trembled and stood silent before you. You stand up to judge those who do evil, O God, and to rescue the oppressed of the earth. Interlude

Human defiance only enhances your glory, for you use it as a weapon.

Make vows to the Lord your God, and keep them. Let everyone bring tribute to the Awesome One. For he breaks the pride of princes, and the kings of the earth fear him.
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Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: You have delivered your people from their boldest enemies. Deliver us now from the wiles and deceit of evil people who attack our souls –

+ Destroy their evil thoughts, their unbelief, their love of sin, and their indifference…
+ Destroy their powers and authority to usurp your sovereignty and deny your justice…
+ Destroy their ability to reassert themselves and complete your deliverance…

O Lord our God: You have delivered your people from their boldest enemies. Deliver us now from the wiles and deceit of evil people who attack our souls –

+ Fill us with holy fear as we witness your mercy and deliverance…
+ Fill us with holy fear as we disdain the wrath of our enemies…
+ Fill us with holy fear as we approach you in worship and praise…

O Lord our God: You have delivered your people from their boldest enemies. Deliver us now from the wiles and deceit of evil people who attack our souls – through your Son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.
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“Psalm 76” (I can sleep at night) – Steven Degeorge


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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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