God will keep you safe (Psalm 91)

Here is our prayer psalm from Songs of Hope on  23Jul17.  Prayer Psalm 91 verses 1-6 and 14-16

Psalm 91:1-6,14-16

1 Live under the protection
of God Most High
and stay in the shadow
of God All-Powerful.

2 Then you will say to the Lord,
“You are my fortress,
my place of safety;
you are my God,and I trust you.”

3 The Lord will keep you safe
from secret traps
and deadly diseases.

4 He will spread his wings
over you
and keep you secure.
His faithfulness is like
a shield or a city wall.

5 You won’t need to worry
about dangers at night
or arrows during the day.

6 And you won’t fear diseases
that strike in the dark
or sudden disaster at noon.
. . .
14 The Lord says,
“If you love me
and truly know who I am,
I will rescue you
and keep you safe.

15 When you are in trouble,
call out to me.
I will answer and be there
to protect and honor you.

16 You will live a long life
and see my saving power.”

 

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God lets us rule everything – Psalm 8

Listen again to the prayer psalm, psalm 8, for Sunday 31 July 2016 on Songs of Hope on Southern FM 88.3 (1 min 30 sec).

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Psalm 8

1 Our Lord and Ruler, your name is wonderful everywhere on earth! You let your glory be seen in the heavens above.

2 With praises from children and from tiny infants, you have built a fortress. It makes your enemies silent, and all who turn against you are left speechless.

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A prayer for help – Psalm 5

The Psalmist calls to God to hear him. God despises violence. (Program Songs of Hope 2016 06 12, Psalm 5 v 1 to 7)

Psalm 5:1-7

1 Listen, Lord, as I pray!
Pay attention when I groan.

2 You are my King and my God.
Answer my cry for help
because I pray to you.

3 Each morning you listen
to my prayer,
as I bring my requests to you
and wait for your reply.

4 You are not the kind of God
who is pleased with evil.
Sinners can’t stay with you.

5 No one who boasts can stand
in your presence, Lord,
and you hate evil people.

6 You destroy every liar,
and you despise violence
and deceit.

7 Because of your great mercy,
I come to your house, Lord,
and I am filled with wonder
as I bow down
to worship
at your holy temple.

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An evening prayer to close the day with God

Thomas Ken was a bishop in the 17th century in England. Here is one of his prayers. He is famous for the hymn Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Watch the video above or play the audio player below.

An Evening Prayer

All praise to you, O God this night,
For all the blessings of the light.
Keep us we pray O King of kings,
Beneath your own almighty wings.
Forgive us Lord through Christ your Son,
Whatever wrong this day we’ve done.
Your peace give to the world O Lord,
That we might live in one accord.
Enlighten us, O blessed light,
And give us rest throughout this night.
O strengthen, us that for your sake,
We all may serve you when we wake.

Thomas Ken (1637-1711)