Praying the Psalms: Tue, 11 Dec – Psalm 141 ~ O Lord, I am calling to you. Please hurry!

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 141 (NLT)A psalm of David.

O Lord, I am calling to you. Please hurry! Listen when I cry to you for help! Accept my prayer as incense offered to you, and my upraised hands as an evening offering.

Take control of what I say, O Lord, and guard my lips. Don’t let me drift toward evil or take part in acts of wickedness. Don’t let me share in the delicacies of those who do wrong.

Let the godly strike me! It will be a kindness! If they correct me, it is soothing medicine. Don’t let me refuse it.

But I pray constantly against the wicked and their deeds. When their leaders are thrown down from a cliff, the wicked will listen to my words and find them true. Like rocks brought up by a plow, the bones of the wicked will lie scattered without burial.

I look to you for help, O Sovereign Lord. You are my refuge; don’t let them kill me. Keep me from the traps they have set for me, from the snares of those who do wrong. Let the wicked fall into their own nets, but let me escape.
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Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: Come quickly, and help us escape from the seductions of the wicked –

+ Guard our mouths, that we may respond kindly and gently to provocations…
+ Guard our hearts, that we may remain faithful and true to our coming King…
+ Guard our souls, that we may escape entrapment and temptation…

O Lord our God: Come quickly, and help us escape from the seductions of the wicked –

+ That we may present ourselves pure and holy to our coming King…
+ That we may live as citizens and heirs of his coming Kingdom…
+ That we may be prepared to welcome him, like a bride awaits her true love…

O Lord our God: Come quickly, and help us, we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our coming King who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, the same yesterday, today, and forever. Amen.
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“Psalm 141” – Spasenie

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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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