Morning Prayer: Friday,13 Nov 2020 – Psalms (116) and Proverbs (13) ~ I love the LORD because he heard me.

Morning Prayer: Friday,13 Nov 2020

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

Opening:

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“I love the LORD, because he heard the voice of my prayer….
You have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears, and my feet from stumbling.”

(Psalm 116:1,8)

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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“Psalm 116” (I Love You Lord) – Mission House

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The New Cloverdale Psalter (2019 Update of 1535 Original

“Psalm 116”

1 I love the LORD, *
because he heard the voice of my prayer,
2 Because he inclined his ear to me; *
therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
3 The snares of death encompassed me, and the pains of the Grave laid hold of me; *
I suffered trouble and sorrow.
4 Then I called upon the Name of the LORD: *
“O LORD, I beseech you, deliver my soul.”
5 Gracious is the LORD and righteous; *
indeed, our God is full of compassion.
6 The Lord preserves the simple; *
I was in misery, and he helped me.
7 Turn again to your rest, O my soul, *
for the LORD has rewarded you.
8 You have delivered my soul from death, *
my eyes from tears, and my feet from stumbling.
9 I will walk before the LORD *
in the land of the living.
10 I believed, and therefore will I speak: “I am greatly troubled.” *
I said in my haste, “All men are liars.”
11 What shall I give unto the LORD *
for all the benefits that he has done unto me?
12 I will lift up the cup of salvation *
and call upon the Name of the LORD.

13 I will pay my vows unto the Lord in the presence of all his people; *
dear in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
14 O LORD, I am your servant; *
I am your servant, and the child of your handmaid; you have broken my bonds asunder.
15 I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving *
and will call upon the Name of the LORD.
16 I will pay my vows unto the LORD in the sight of all his people, *
in the courts of the LORD’s house, even in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.

Praise the LORD.

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Proverbs (13)  (The Wisdom of Solomon)

3 Those who control their tongue will have a long life;
opening your mouth can ruin everything.

6 Godliness guards the path of the blameless,
but the evil are misled by sin.

Consider:

“I love the LORD, because he heard the voice of my prayer….
You have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears, and my feet from stumbling.”

(Psalm 116:1,8)

The LORD heard my prayer

  • Personal love fostered by a personal experience of redemption is the theme of this Psalm, and in it we see the redeemed answered when they pray, preserved in time of trouble, resting in their God, walking at large, sensible of their obligations, conscious that they are not their own but bought with a price, and joining with all the ransomed company to sing hallelujahs unto God.

The LORD delivered me from death

  • Salvation, joy, and holiness must go together, and they are all provided for us in the covenant of grace. Death is vanquished, tears are dried, and fears are banished when the Lord is near.

I will walk before the LORD

  • The life of faith, hope, holy fear, and true holiness is produced by a sense of living and walking before the Lord, and he who has been favored with divine deliverances in answer to prayer finds his own experience the best reason for a holy life, and the best assistance to his endeavors. We know that God in a special manner is nigh unto his people: what manner of persons ought we to be in all holy conversation and godliness?

__ Spurgeon

Q: Has God ever answered you when you cried out to him for help?

Q: Have you ever experienced God’s deliverance in a time of trouble?

Q: Did you experience comfort and rest for your troubled spirit?

Q: How did your experience change your life… your relationship with God?

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Prayer

+ O God, almighty and merciful, you heal the broken-hearted, and turn the sadness of the sorrowful to joy, Let your fatherly goodness be upon all whom you have made. Remember in pity all those who are this day destitute, homeless, elderly, infirm, or forgotten. Bless the multitude of your poor. Lift up those who are cast down. Mightily befriend innocent sufferers, and sanctify to them the endurance of their wrongs. Cheer with hope all who are discouraged and downcast, and by your heavenly grace preserve from falling those whose poverty tempts them to sin. Though they be troubled on every side, suffer them not to be distressed; though they are perplexed, save them from despair. Grant this, O Lord, for the love of him who for our sakes became poor, your Son our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

+ O merciful Father, you have taught us in your holy Word that you do not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men: Look with pity on the sorrows of your servants. Remember us, O Lord, in mercy; nourish our souls with patience; comfort us with a sense of your goodness; lift up your countenance upon us; and give us peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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“Psalm 116” (You Heard Me) – Teshuva – Hallel

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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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