Anyone who is having troubles should pray. ... When a believing person prays, great things happen. -James 5:13,16 NCV

Praying Psalm 25

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God.. in you I trust.. cover me and let me not be put to shame.. let not the enemies of my soul triumph over me.

Teach me to wait for you.. make me to know your ways, O Lord.. teach me your paths.. lead me in your truth and teach me.. for you are the God of my salvation.. for you I wait all the day long.

Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love, for these things are eternal and never end.

Thank you for not remembering the sins of my youth or my transgressions.. according to your steadfast love you remember me.. for the sake of your goodness, O Lord, you have not forgotten me!

Good and upright are you Lord.. therefore you instruct sinners in the way.. and lead the humble in what is right.. and teach the humble your way.

All of your paths O Lord are steadfast in love and faithfulness.. for those who are faithful to remember your covenant and your testimonies.

For your name's sake, O Lord, you have pardoned my guilt, even though it was great.

Blessed is the one who fears the Lord.. you will give them wisdom in the way that they should choose.. their soul shall abide in well-being.. and their offspring shall be blessed.

You friendship is precious to me Lord.. I am in awe of you and of how you have revealed yourself to me. My eyes are ever toward you Lord.. for you rescue me out of the enemies snare.

Turn to me and be gracious to me Lord.. for I am often lonely and feel afflicted. The troubles of my heart are enlarged and my soul is distressed. Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins.

Consider how many are the foes of my soul and with what violent hatred they hate me. Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me! Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.

May integrity and uprightness preserve me O lord, for I wait for you.

Redeem your people, O God, out of all our troubles.

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Praying Psalm 24

I am in awe of your creation Father.. amazed at how you secretly interact with it and us.. your sovereignty in the earth is breathtaking.. I cannot get my mind around your power.. you are almighty!

Help me to draw close to you Jesus.. come Holy Spirit and fill me with your presence.. purify my heart.. cleanse my hands.. captivate my speech O Lamb of God!

Bless me Lord because I need your blessing on my life and I am desperate for the righteousness that emanates from the God of his salvation. I come seeking you O God of the faithful.. I am desperate for your presence.

Praise you Lord Jesus Christ.. the precious Lamb of God!

Today I will lift my head and look to you.. come into my heart O King of glory.. come into my heart O strong and mighty Lord.. come in and do battle against the enemies of my soul!

I confess you as the King of glory.. you are the Lord strong and mighty and the Lord mighty in battle! I lift up my eyes to you! You are my only hope!

Praise you Lord Jesus Christ.. Commander in Chief of heaven's army!

Amen


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Praying Psalm 22

My God, my God, how often I feel that you have you forsaken me.. many days you seem far from saving me.. my words are filled with groaning. O my God, I cry by day, but you do not seem to answer, and by night, but I find no rest.

Yet you are holy.. yes you are Lord.. enthroned on the praises of your people. In you the faithful have trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them. To you they cried and were rescued.. in you they trusted and were not put to shame.

But my soul suffers and seems to be scorned by the enemies of my soul who mock me saying things like “He trusts in the Lord; let him deliver him; let him rescue him, for he delights in him!”

Yet you are he who imagined me from the womb.. you have caused me to trust you.. for many years you have been my God.

Be not far from me, for trouble is near, and there is none to help. Health problems engulf me at times and cause me to fear.. my soul is troubled.. my joints are arthritic.. my heart trembles.. my strength is dried up.. I have a hard time putting words to my pain.

The enemies of my soul seem to encompass and encircle me.. they inflict deep wounds on my soul and they gloat over my pain.

But you, O Lord, please do not be far off.. manifest yourself in my life! O you, my help, come quickly to my aid! Deliver my soul from the sword, my precious life from the power of evil dogs! Save me from the mouth of the enemy! Lead me not into temptation.

I will confess your name to my brothers.. in the midst of the congregation I will praise you: You who fear the Lord, praise him! All you in God's family, glorify him, and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Abraham!

Thank you Lord that you have not despised or abhorred my affliction and have not hidden your face from me, but have heard me when I cried to you.

From you comes my praise before those who fear you! I know that the afflicted shall eat and be satisfied.. those who seek you shall praise you! May our hearts live forever O God!

I pray that all the ends of the earth will turn to you Lord, and that all the families of the nations will worship before you. For kingship belongs to you Lord, and you rule over the nations.

I ask that all the prosperous of the earth eat and worship and before you bow. May our posterity serve you.. may the gospel be told to the coming generations.. and may they come and proclaim your righteousness to a people yet unborn.

Your kingdom is forever O God.. may your kingdom come today!

Amen


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Praying Psalm 21

O Lord, in your strength I rejoice, and in your salvation I am satisfied! You have given me my heart's desire and you hear me when I pray.

Praise you Lord Jesus!

Thank you Lord for the many rich blessings.. you have crowned me with a full life and have satisfied my soul with the good things of salvation.

You have blessed me with eternal things.. you make me glad with the joy of your presence.

I trust in you Lord, and through your steadfast love I shall not be moved.

You know all of the enemies of my soul.. your mighty right hand will defend me.. you will protect me from all spiritual enemies.. you will avenge my soul.

I am in awe of how you defeat evil.. no weapon formed against me will prosper.. you know every evil purpose and are not surprised at all.. evil cannot succeed.. I am safe in your hands.

Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength! I will sing and praise your power.

Amen


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Praying Psalm 20

Thank you Lord that you answer in the day of trouble.. and your name protects me from evil.. that you help me and support me.. and never forget me.. you are always with me.

I am humbled that you are interested in my heart's desire and walk with me and fulfill my plans! I shout for joy over your salvation, and in your name O God! Thank you that you hear all my petitions!

I am blessed by your salvation and the way that you answer my prayers.. you hear me and deliver me by your powerful right hand. Some trust in their own might and put their hope in what they own but I trust in your name O Lord my God.. by your name I will stand!

Have mercy O Lord, protect us and answer us when we call.

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Praying Psalm 18:31-50

For who is God, but you Lord? And who is a rock, except you God? - the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless on the cross. You made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights.

You train my heart for spiritual warfare. You Lord have given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me, and your gentleness makes me great. You gave a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip.

Through prayer I pursue my the enemies of my soul.. I will overtake them, and not turn back till they are overcome because your Spirit lives in me. You equip me with strength for the battle; you make those who rise against my soul fail.

Thank you Lord for your deliverance from strife with people; you have set me at peace with all men and you help me to bless others.

The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be the God of my salvation— the God who subdues the enemies of my soul under me. Yes, you exalted me above those who rose against me; you rescued me from violence.

For this I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations, and sing to your name. Great salvation you have given to us in Jesus.. you show steadfast love to your anointed ones forever.

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Praying Psalm 18:1-30

I love you, O Lord, my strength. You are my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from the enemies of my soul.

When life is darkest and there seems to be no hope of escape I called upon you Lord; to you my God I cried for help. From your temple you heard my voice, and my cry to you reached your ears.

You have rescued me from my strong enemy and from those who hated my soul, for they were too mighty for me. They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but you Lord are my support. You bring me out into a broad place; you rescue me, because you delight in me.

The Lord dealt with me according to the righteousness of His son; with salvation He has rewarded me. My heart's desire is to keep your ways Lord, to not wickedly departed from you my God. I meditate on your ways so that I will not sin against you.

Thank you Lord that with the merciful you show yourself merciful; with the blameless man you show yourself blameless; with the purified you show yourself pure; and with the crooked you make yourself seem tortuous.

You save a humble people, but the proud ones with haughty eyes you bring down. For it is you who light my lamp; you O Lord my God lighten my darkness.

My confession is that by you I can run against an army, and by you my God I can leap over any wall. Your ways are perfect; your word O Lord proves true; you are a shield for all those who take refuge in you.

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Praying Psalm 17

Hear me when I have a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry! Give ear to my prayer when my heart is free of deceit! From your presence let my vindication come! Help me not to be obsessed with avenging or defending myself.

For you have tried my heart, you have visited me by night, you have tested me, and you know me like no other. I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.. hear that prayer Lord.. keep my lips from sinning.

With regard to the works of man, by your word I purpose to avoid the ways of the violent. My steps desire to hold fast to your paths because you are able to keep me from slipping.

I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me; hear my words. Wondrously show your steadfast love, Savior of those who seek refuge from the adversaries of their souls.

Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings, from the wicked who do my soul violence, deadly enemies who surround me.

The wicked close their hearts to pity; with their mouths they speak arrogantly. They have now surrounded our steps; they set their eyes to cast us to the ground like a lion eager to tear, ss a young lion lurking in ambush.

Arise, O Lord! Confront the wicked, subdue them! Deliver my soul from the wicked by your sword, from men by your hand, O Lord, from men of the world whose portion is in this life. You fill their womb with treasure; they are satisfied with children, and they leave their abundance to their infants.

As for me, my desire is to behold your face in righteousness and to awake and be satisfied with your likeness.

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Praying Psalm 16

Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.”

Cause me to be your delight Lord and give me wisdom to minister to those who embrace other gods.

You Lord are my portion and my cup overflows; you hold my destiny. Thank you for my beautiful inheritance.

Bless you Lord.. thank you for the counsel of the Spirit.. even when I dream you instruct my heart.

Thank you that you are always before me; I shall not be shaken because you are with me. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; and my flesh dwells secure.

For you will not abandon my soul.. for you did not allow Jesus see corruption.

Thank you that you make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

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Praying Psalm 15

O Lord, who can live in your presence? Who is it that can flow with your Spirit?

Father we need your help to:
  • walk blamelessly, to do what is right and to speak truth in our heart;
  • not slander with our tongue and do no evil to our neighbor,
  • not take up a reproach against his friend;
  • honor those who are steadfast in their fear of the Lord;
  • be generous and not take advantage of those needing financial help;
  • advocate for the innocent.
We thank you Father that you will establish us as we walk humbly with you.

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Praying Psalm 14

Our nation is filled with fools who say in their hearts, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.

Have mercy on us Lord.

You look down from heaven on us to see if there are any who understand, who seek after you Father. Yet our nation has turned aside; together our country has become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one.

Have mercy on us Lord.

Our nation heads away from you Lord.. even the church doesn't seek you and call upon your name.

Have mercy on us Lord.

There is great terror in our country these days.. sin has brought ruin to many.. the love of money has devastated households. Yet you are faithful Lord and are with the generation of the righteous.

Have mercy on us Lord.

Many in our country act shamefully towards the poor.. yet you Lord are a refuge for the poor. Oh, that salvation for America would come from heaven that you Lord would restore the fortunes of your people.

Have mercy on us Lord.

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Praying Psalm 13

How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall the enemy of my soul be exalted over me?

Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death, lest the enemy of my soul say, “I have prevailed over him,” lest my spiritual foes rejoice because I am shaken.

I trust in your steadfast love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.

I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.

Amen


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