Morning Prayer: Thursday 03 Sep 2020 – Psalms (3) and Proverbs (2:6-15) ~ ” Rise up, O Lord, and help me!”

Morning Prayer, Thursday, 03 Sep 2020

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

Opening:

“Our holy God lives forever in the highest heavens, and this is what he says:
Though I live high above in the holy place,
I am here to help those who are humble and depend only on me.

Isaiah 57:15 (CEV)

Preparation:

Blessed Lord, who caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and the comfort of your Holy Word we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in 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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The New Cloverdale Psalter (2019 Update of 1535 Original

Psalm 3

1 Lord, how they are increased who trouble me; *
many are those who rise against me.

2 Many there are who say of my soul, *
“There is no help for him in his God.”

3 But you, O Lord, are my defender; *
you are my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.

4 I called upon the Lord with my voice, *
and he heard me from his holy hill.

5 I lay down and slept, and rose up again, *
for the Lord sustained me.

6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of the people *
who have set themselves against me round about.

7 Rise up, O Lord, and help me, O my God; *
for you smite all my enemies on the cheek-bone; you have
broken the teeth of the ungodly.

8 Salvation belongs to the Lord; *
may your blessing be upon your people.

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Psalm 3 – Salvador

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Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Proverbs 2:6-15

All wisdom comes from the Lord, and so do common sense and understanding. God gives helpful advice to everyone who obeys him and protects all of those who live as they should. God sees that justice is done, and he watches over everyone who is faithful to him. With wisdom you will learn what is right and honest and fair.

Wisdom will control your mind, and you will be pleased with knowledge. Sound judgment and good sense will watch over you. Wisdom will protect you from evil schemes and from those liars who turned from doing good to live in the darkness. Most of all they enjoy being mean and deceitful. They are dishonest themselves, and all they do is crooked.

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Consider:

Q: Do you have any enemies? Who are they? How have they caused you harm?
Q: Do you pray for, or against, your enemies? What’s the difference?

Q: What keeps you awake at night? How can God help you sleep peacefully?
Q: Where do you need God’s peace in your life now? Have you asked?

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Prayer:

For the Unrepentant 

Merciful God, you desire not the death of sinners, but rather that they should turn to you and live; and through your only Son you have revealed yourself as the God who pardons iniquity. Have mercy on the unrepentant and those who do not believe, especially those rioting in our streets. Awaken in them, by your Word and Holy Spirit, a deep sense of their sinfulness and peril. Take from them all ignorance, hardness of heart, and contempt of your Word. Grant them to know and feel that there is no other Name under heaven given among men by which they must be saved, but only the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. And so bring them home and number them among your children, that they may be yours for ever; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

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“Place Of Peace “ – Foothills Collective

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Blessing:

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, wherever He may send you.
May He guide you through the wilderness, 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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