Praying the Psalms: Thu, 05 Jul – Psalm 5 ~ Lead us!

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.

Morning Reading: Psalm 5 (NLT)

O Lord, hear me as I pray; pay attention to my groaning. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for I pray to no one but you. Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.

O God, you take no pleasure in wickedness; you cannot tolerate the sins of the wicked. Therefore, the proud may not stand in your presence, for you hate all who do evil. You will destroy those who tell lies. The Lord detests murderers and deceivers.

Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house; I will worship at your Temple with deepest awe. Lead me in the right path, O Lord, or my enemies will conquer me. Make your way plain for me to follow.

My enemies cannot speak a truthful word. Their deepest desire is to destroy others. Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave. Their tongues are filled with flattery. O God, declare them guilty. Let them be caught in their own traps. Drive them away because of their many sins, for they have rebelled against you.

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love your name may be filled with joy. For you bless the godly, O Lord; you surround them with your shield of love.

Morning Prayer:

Lord God: To you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid. Hear our cries for help – for you alone are our King and our God; you alone are our path to peace.

+ For the wicked and evildoers, especially those who persecute your people – expose them and put them to shame.
+ For the liars and deceivers, especially those who defame your people – expose them and punish them.
+ For those who have rejected you – hold them accountable for their sins, and declare them guilty.

Lord God: You are our ever-present help in times of trouble. Hear our cries for help – for your faithfulness and loving-kindness is new every morning.

+ For your people, guide us along the right path – the path of Life.
+ For your people, show us the right path – through the Light of your Word.
+ For your people, lead us us along the right path – that we may glorify your Name.

Lord God: You are our refuge, we trust you with our lives. Cover us with your protection of loving-kindness – that we may be filled with joy and sing your praises, now and forever. Amen.

“Listen to My Words” – The Shiyr Poets


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, 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.

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