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

Praying Psalm 84

How lovely is your presence, O LORD of hosts! My soul longs for you and desires to feel your presence.. my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.

The sparrow finds a home.. the swallow a nest.. even so I am at home in your presence Lord.. my hearts soars when I feel you close.

Blessed are those who dwell in your presence.. ever singing your praise!

Blessed are those whose strength is in you.. whose heart has found a path to heaven.. who's souls are drenched with God.

Blessed are they that go from strength to strength.. who experience your compassionate touch and receive grace for another day.

O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of our inheritance!

You are our shield, O God.. you have anointed us with your Spirit.. we sense your presence in our heart.

A day in your presence is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a servant in your kingdom than live from fleshly desires.

You LORD are God.. you give me light and protection.. you give me all I need.. no good thing do you withhold from your children.

O LORD of hosts.. blessed is the one who trusts in you!

Amen

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To Love Things Heavenly

Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

HT: Jesus Creed


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Praying Psalm 83

O God, do not keep silence.. do not hold your peace or be still, O God! We need your presence.

When the enemies of our souls make an uproar.. speak peace to the storm and help us to know that we are safe.

When those enemies lay crafty plans against us.. turn their plans into your plans and cause us to triumph in your name.

When those enemies say “Come, let us wipe them out as a people".. cause us to call to you in worship and let you fight the battle.

We remember that you are greater than the enemies of our souls.. you are the lover of our souls.. we will rest in you.

You have brought us through great trials in past days Lord and you will continue to shepherd us through times of trouble.

You are our Creator.. you formed us and made us who we are.. you have given us new hearts to trust and love you.. we praise you.

Let those who fight against you come to their senses and feel your presence.. fill their hearts with love for you and those around them.

Let all of the earth rejoice in the resurrection of your Son and experience your love for them today.

You are worthy to be adored.. you have given your all for us.. we worship you.. we give ourseleves afresh to you today.

You alone, whose name is the Lord, are the Most High over all the earth.

Amen


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Praying Psalm 82

Your wisdom is above all others Lord.. you are all knowing.. you are competent to judge all.. blessed is your name.

Mankind judges unjustly and often shows partiality to the wicked? Forgive us Lord and give us compassionate and discerning hearts.

Please give justice to the weak and the fatherless.. you are an advocate for the afflicted and the destitute.. your mercies never fail.

We ask you to rescue the weak and the needy.. deliver them Lord from the hand of the wicked and encourage them in their time of need.

Reveal yourself dear Lord to those who have neither knowledge nor understanding and walk about in darkness.

We ask you to shake the foundations of the earth and awaken all flesh to seek you and to become like your Son.

Cause us to be wise Lord.. teach us to listen to the still small voice of your Spirit.

Arise, O God, judge the earth.. we place our trust in your loving hands.. you are good and your mercy endures forever!

Amen


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Praying Psalm 81

We sing aloud to you Lord.. you are our strength.. we shout for joy to you.. the God of our inheritance!

With our voices in harmony with the tambourine, guitars and trumpets we will make a sweet melody of worship.

We rejoice in the scriptures and revel in knowing that you are the One who did miracles then and also today!

We rejoice that you are the One who bears our burdens and ministers to us when we are weak and distressed.

In distress we call out to you Lord.. asking for deliverance we pray with confidence because you love us.

We rejoice that you answer prayer.. in the secret place we will find you.. when all else fails you will never fail us.

We ask for help when we are tested Lord.. when trials come we ask you for wisdom.. we ask for help to be faithful and to persevere.

You alone are God.. there is no other.. blessed be your name.. we will be still and know you are God.

We rejoice that you have given us new hearts.. soft hearts.. hearts that long to know you more.. strengthen our hearts Lord.

Give us an ear to hear you Lord.. help us to hear your voice and to walk in your ways.. you are worthy of our devotion Lord.

We rejoice in your provision for us Lord.. at the cross you provided salvation.. everything we need is in you. Hallelujah!

Amen


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Praying Psalm 80

Give ear to our prayer Lord.. hear our cry dear heavenly Shepherd.. you who are enthroned above the angels.. please shine on us.

We are in need of you Lord.. we need your help.. we need your salvation.. we need your presence.. without you we are weak.

Restore us to you O Lord of hosts.. let your face shine on us that we may be delivered!

We give thanks to you O Lord God of hosts because you have heard your people's prayers.. you are near to them who weep and hurt.. you are full of compassion.

Restore us to you O Lord of hosts.. let your face shine on us that we may be delivered!

We remember your past works in our lives.. we are comforted knowing that you were with us in our trials.. and we rejoice in your presence today.

We do not understand the troubles that we are experiencing.. we cannot grasp your workings in us with our heads.

Help us to trust you Lord with all of our hearts.. teach us to live from our hearts.. to hear your voice and to love even in our pain.

Let our hands be your hands Lord.. make us strong for yourself.. increase our faith.. give us boldness in these troubling times.. glorify your name in us.

We shall not turn back from you.. you have given us life.. you have the words of life.. we will call upon your name.. we will hope in you!

Restore us to you O Lord of hosts.. let your face shine on us that we may be delivered!

Praise you Lord Jesus Christ!

Amen


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