Praying the Psalms: Mon, 10 Dec – Psalm 140 ~ Listen, O Lord, to our cries for mercy!

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 140 (NLT)For the choir director: A psalm of David.

O Lord, rescue me from evil people. Protect me from those who are violent, those who plot evil in their hearts and stir up trouble all day long. Their tongues sting like a snake; the venom of a viper drips from their lips. Interlude

O Lord, keep me out of the hands of the wicked. Protect me from those who are violent, for they are plotting against me. The proud have set a trap to catch me; they have stretched out a net; they have placed traps all along the way. Interlude

I said to the Lord, “You are my God!” Listen, O Lord, to my cries for mercy! O Sovereign Lord, the strong one who rescued me, you protected me on the day of battle. Lord, do not let evil people have their way. Do not let their evil schemes succeed, or they will become proud. Interlude

Let my enemies be destroyed by the very evil they have planned for me. Let burning coals fall down on their heads. Let them be thrown into the fire or into watery pits from which they can’t escape. Don’t let liars prosper here in our land. Cause great disasters to fall on the violent.

But I know the Lord will help those they persecute; he will give justice to the poor. Surely righteous people are praising your name; the godly will live in your presence.
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Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: In your mercy, come quickly to help us –

+ Protect us from our great enemy, the devil, who seeks to destroy us…
+ Protect us from his violent and cruel schemes to assault our souls…
+ Protect us from his tricks to ambush and entrap us in sin and death…

O Lord our God: In your mercy, come quickly to help us –

+ Deliver us from the godlessness around us that we may be spiritually alert…
+ Deliver us from the spiritual darkness around us that we may live in your light…
+ Deliver us from the seduction of evil around us that we may live by your grace and truth…

O Lord our God: In your mercy, come quickly to help us –

+ Thank you for sending us your Son, Jesus Christ, to save us…
+ Thank you for rescuing us from sin and death through faith in him…
+ Thank you for assuring us of his return in glory to judge the living and the dead…

O Lord our God: In your mercy, come quickly to help us – we ask in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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“Psalm 140” (Cry for Mercy) – Robbie Seay Band

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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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