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Talking with God

  Psalm 144 – a prayer of David   How blessed You are, my Lord, my Rock, for You prepare me for every conflict and strengthen me to take on whatever comes.   You are my fortress – loving and kind, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, and the One in Whom I take refuge as You subdue everyone who’s against me.   O, Lord, who are we that You take note of us?   What is humankind that You give us any thought?   We’re like a mere breath with our days like a passing shadow.   Come down from Your heavens, O Lord. Touch the mountains. Flash forth lightning.   Scatter Your enemies. Send out arrows and confuse them.   Stretch forth Your hand from on high.   Rescue me! Deliver me from deep waters, from the hands of deceitful people. I don’t know them or why they do what they do!   To You, I’ll sing a new song, O God.   With stringed instruments, I’ll sing praises to You – Savior of leaders, Rescuer of Your servants. Res

Praying to hear and be heard

  Many Psalms began as the personal prayers of King David, who consistently turned to God with his problems and praise. These prayers and others in the Bible still speak for us today.   Psalm 143:1, 7-8 from the King James Version   Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.   Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.   Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.   From  the Book of KJV Prayers  -  actual prayers from the  King James Version  of the Bible (KJV) collected by  Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2019    …   Psalm 143:1, 7-8 paraphrased into everyday English   Hear my prayer, O Lord. Bring Your ear close. Answer me in Your righteousness, Your faithfulness.  

Praying for God to protect

King David, a strong man of God, found strength in praying for God’s protection. Many of his Bible prayers in the book of Psalms provide a pattern of praying for God to protect us in frightening times that threaten our safety. Psalm 140:1, 7 – a prayer of David from the King James Version Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man; O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle. From  the Book of KJV Prayers  -  actual prayers from the  King James Version  of the Bible (KJV) collected by  Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2019    Psalm 140:1, 7 – a prayer of David in everyday English Deliver me from evil, Lord! Protect me from violence. O Lord, my God, my mighty Savior, You have covered my head for the battle. From  the Book of Bible Prayers  –  actual prayers of the Bible collected from a variety of translations and paraphrased into everyday English by  Mary Harwell Sayler ,  ©2019    ..

A Psalm to pray, to sing

Psalm 18:1-2 A psalm of David: The servant of the Lord sang this song to the Lord on the day the Lord rescued him from his enemies. I love you, my Lord You are my strength. my rock, my fortress, my deliverer. You are solid rock in Whom I find protection. You are my shield, the power Who saves me. You are my safe place. Prayer-a-phrased by Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2018, with scriptures from Bible Gateway . …