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Praying triumphantly with Psalm 20

May the Lord answer us in times of trouble and distress. May the Name of the God of Jacob protect us. May the Lord send help from His holy place and sustain us from on high. May the Lord remember and graciously accept all we have to offer. May He give us the desires of our heart and fulfill our plans and life purpose. Let’s sing a song of triumph and raise our flag in the name of our God! May the Lord fulfill our requests. Now this is what we can know for sure: the Lord gives victory to His anointed. The Lord answers from a place of holiness with success in hand. Some depend on war machines and others on horses, but we rely on the Name of the Lord our God. They collapse and fall, but we rise and firmly stand. Give success to our leaders, O Lord. Answer us on the day we call. Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2018, prayer-a-phrased today’s Psalm reading in the ecumenical Revised Common Lectionary , with the help of many translations on Bible Gateway. …

Getting grounded in the love of God

I’m asking God to gift us the riches of His glory, so we will be given Inner strength and power through His Spirit, and Christ will live in us through faith. And I pray our roots will spread deeply into His love, so we - and all of God’s children - can begin to glimpse how wide, how long, how high, how deep is His love for us. Then we will know Christ’s love reaches far beyond our understanding and fills us wholly with our Holy God. Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2018, prayer-a-phrased Ephesians 3:16-19 as found in many translations on Bible Gateway .