Monday, March 6, 2017

How to Pray when the Words Don't Come: Psalm 3

Psalm 3 

Thank you O LORD, for being a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high. 
When I cry out to you LORD, you answer me from your holy mountain. 
When I lay down and sleep I wake up because you keep me safe 
for you LORD are watching over me.
 I am not afraid even if ten thousand enemies surround me on every side.
Arise, O LORD! 
Rescue me, my God! 
Slap all my enemies in the face!
Shatter the teeth of the wicked! 
Victory comes from you, O LORD. 
May you bless your people.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

How to Pray When the Words Won't Come: Psalm 1

Psalm 1
God, please help us not to follow the advice of the wicked,
or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.
Help us to delight in your laws LORD, and meditate on it day and night.
Help us to be like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season.

Cause our leaves never to wither.  Help us to prosper in all we do.
Help us not to be wicked.

The wicked are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind.
Condemn them for the evil they had done to others.

Thank you LORD for watching over the path of the godly,
Help us to stay off the path of evil which leads to destruction.