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Praying with Psalm 4

Answer us when we call, O God of our salvation! Free us from these pressures and distress! Show us mercy. Hear our prayer. People! People! How long will our hearts be hard? How long will we love what is worthless or chase after lies? Know this: the Lord takes care of the faithful. The Lord God hears our cries. We can be angry without sinning. We can take a rest and really think about what’s troubling us. We can do what’s right – even when it’s hard -- and place ourselves in God’s hands. Many say, “I want to see better times. I want the light of God’s face to shine.” But God has filled us with more gladness than we’ll ever get from food and wine. When we lie down, we can sleep peacefully, for You alone, O God help us to rest in safety. prayer-a-phrased by Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2016, with scriptures from many translations on Bible Gateway …

Praying with Psalm 3

Psalm 3 How many are our foes, O Lord! How many rise against us? How many say God gives no salvation for the soul? But You, O Lord, are a shield around us, our glory, and The One Who lifts our head. When we cry aloud to the Lord, You answer us from Your holy place. We lay down and sleep. When we awake, You have sustained us. We need not be afraid of many thousands of people who have set themselves against us. Rise up, O Lord! Save us, O our God! You alone can smack down our enemies and break the bite of evil. Salvation belongs to You, O Lord. May Your blessings be on us and all Your people. prayer-a-phrased by Mary Harwell Sayler , © 2016 …

Psalm 67 for today

God, be merciful to us and bless us. Let Your face shine upon us, so Your ways may be known on the earth and Your saving strength among all nations. Let the people praise You, O God. Let all the peoples praise You. O, let the nations be glad and sing for joy for You shall judge us rightly and govern the nations of the earth. Let the people praise You, O God. Let all the peoples praise You. Then the earth will yield abundance, and You, God, our God, shall bless us. Yes, God shall bless us, and all the ends of the earth will hold You in awe. prayer-a-phrase by Mary Harwell Sayler …