Morning Prayer: Monday 05 Oct 2020 – Psalms (56) and Proverbs (05) ~ now I can walk before God

Morning Prayer, Monday, 05 Oct 2020

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

Opening:

Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in continual godliness,
that through your protection it may be free from all adversities,
and devoutly serve you in good works, to the glory of your Name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

“For you have delivered my soul from death and my feet from stumbling,
that I may walk before God in the light of the living.”
(Psalm 56:13)

Preparation:

 Holy Spirit, breath of God and fire of love, I cannot pray without your aid: Kindle in me the fire of your love, and illumine me with your light; that with a steadfast will and holy thoughts I may approach the Father in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ my Lord, who reigns with you and the Father in eternal union. Amen.

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The New Cloverdale Psalter (2019 Update of 1535 Original

Psalm 56

1 Be merciful to me, O God, for my adversaries are treading me down; *
they are daily fighting and troubling me.
2 My enemies go about hounding me daily, *
for there are many who fight against me, O Most High.
3 Nevertheless, though I am sometimes afraid, *
yet I put my trust in you.
4 In God whose word I praise, in God I trust and fear not, *
for what can flesh do to me?

5 They daily distort my words; *
all that they imagine is to do me evil.
6 They all gather together and lie in wait, *
and mark my steps, while they seek after my life.
7 Shall they escape despite their wickedness? *
O God, in your displeasure cast them down.

8 You record my lamentation; put my tears into your bottle. *
Are not these things noted in your book?

9 Whenever I call upon you, then shall my enemies be put to flight; *
this I know, for God is on my side.
10 In God, whose word I praise, *
in the LORD, whose word I praise,
11 In God have I put my trust; *
I will not be afraid, for what can mortals do to me?

12 Unto you, O God, will I pay my vows; *
unto you will I give thanks.
13 For you have delivered my soul from death and my feet from stumbling, *
that I may walk before God in the light of the living.

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“Psalms 56” (So Gracious Oh God – Moving Mountain Worship

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New Living Translation (NLT)

Proverbs 05 (The proverbs of Solomon)

18 Let your wife be a fountain of blessing for you.
Rejoice in the wife of your youth.

21 For the Lord sees clearly what a man does,
examining every path he takes.
22 An evil man is held captive by his own sins;
they are ropes that catch and hold him.
23 He will die for lack of self-control;
he will be lost because of his great foolishness.

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Consider:

“For you have delivered my soul from death and my feet from stumbling,
that I may walk before God in the light of the living.”
(Psalm 56:13)

“that I may walk before God in the light of the living”

Q: What is the purpose of God’s deliverance?

  • from adversaries and enemies,
  • from liars and deceivers,
  • from our sins that hold us captive”

Q: Why did God send His one and only Son to save our souls?

In Psalm 56:13, David offers an answer –

To walk in the presence of God is partly under his eyes, his guidance and care… where God is present, where he is worshipped by his people and scatters his blessings…. In particular it signifies to live in a safe and prosperous state, whose well known emblem is light.
—Hermann Venema.

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We cannot restrict this phrase to the light of mortal life; David’s vows bound him to walk in the light of spiritual life, and also in the light of eternal life, of which by faith he was a partaker… and to the light of glory in the world to come, as the real and final object of the believer’s conversation here on earth.
—W. Wilson, D.D.

Q: Has God delivered your soul from death?
Q: Is your life a daily sacrifice to God?
Q: Does your life reflect the light of Christ?

Prayer:

+ For Quiet Confidence

O God of peace, who has taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and in confidence shall be our strength: By the might of your Spirit lift us, we pray thee, to your presence, where we may be still and know that you are God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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“In Your Presence” – Paul Wilbur

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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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