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)