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Praying Psalm 7

NOTE : The first half of Psalm 7 prays for God’s rescue from adversaries, which, as Christians, we might think of as the nemesis or archenemy of Christ. O LORD my God, I want to run and hide inside You! Save me! Deliver me from ill will ready to rip my soul apart like a hungry lion, tearing it to pieces before help arrives. O LORD my God, if I have done something wrong or used my hands for a poor purpose – if I have repaid good will with ill will or taken something without cause, then let me be overtaken! Let my life be trampled to the ground. Cover my glory in dust. Arise, O LORD, with wrath against the fury of the enemy. Awake and give Your judgment. Let Your people gather around You. Rule us from on high. Psalm 7:1-7, prayer-a-phrased by Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2016, after studying scriptures from the many translations found on Bible Gateway ….

Praying with Psalm 6

O LORD, please don’t scold me when You’re angry or discipline me in fury. Have mercy, LORD, for I am suffering. Heal my trembling, troubled bones. Even my soul feels shaky! O how long, LORD, will this go on? Turn back to me, LORD, and rescue me with Your unfailing love. It’s hard to remember You when I feel dead inside. How can I lift Your Name in praise, LORD, when grave worries weigh me down? My sighs tire me. My sobs wear me out! My pillow swabs my face. Grief blurs my vision. My eyes ache with distress. Get away from me, you evil thoughts! The LORD hears my cries. The LORD listens! The LORD answers all my prayers. prayer-a-phrased by Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2016, with scriptures from many translations on Bible Gateway

Praying with Psalm 5

Hear my words, O Lord! Listen to me sigh. Attend to the sound of my cries, my King and my God, for to You do I pray. In the morning, You hear my voice. In the morning, I lay my pleas before You and expectantly await Your answer. O God, You do not delight in wickedness. Nothing evil can live in You. Arrogant people won’t be close to You. You hate all wrongdoing. Your truth destroys all lies. You despise violence and deceit. But because of Your overflowing love and kindness, I can enter Your house to worship You in the sanctuary. Oh, Lord, I need You to lead me or my foes and failures will overtake me! Make Your way clear and obvious. Let all foul talk, lying mouths, and flattering tongues be silenced and driven away for such sins show rebellion against You. But let all who take refuge in You be glad. Let them celebrate and sing Your praises. Spread Your protection over all who love Your name. For You bless the righteous, O Lord. You shield them wit