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 91 (NLT)
- For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.
- He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings.
- His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. Just open your eyes, and see how the wicked are punished.
If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home. For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone. You will trample upon lions and cobras; you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!
The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.”
O Lord our God: You are our safe space –
+ for you shelter us in your secret place…
+ for you protect us in your shadow…
+ for you hide us in your fortress…
+ for you restore our confidence…
+ for you fill us with joy…
O Lord our God: You overcome our fears –
+ for you deliver us from hidden foes…
+ for you shield us from our enemies…
+ for you relieve us from our night terrors…
+ for you rescue us from the jaws of death…
O Lord our God: You alone deliver us from evil through your Son, Jesus Christ. Fix our eyes on him, the author and finisher of our faith that we might live in the safety of your presence, now and forever. Amen.
“Psalm 91” – Sons of Korah
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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