Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Praying Psalm 97

We rejoice in your reign Lord!
With all of your heritage we are glad.
Though you seem hidden at times,
We trust in your righteousness and justice.

In confidence we rest in your protection.
Your presence in our lives consumes the enemies of our souls.
Though the earth trembles and mountains melt like wax,
We will rest in your goodness and rejoice in your love.

The heavens proclaim your righteousness Lord.
And all the peoples bear the glory of your image.
While many shamefully put their trust in money and possessions,
We will worship you and hope in your goodness forever.

We your people hear the good news and we are glad.
For you, O Lord, are most high over all the earth.
Though you are exalted and fill all of the universe,
We are in awe of your presence in our hearts.

We confess our need of you Lord. Cause us to hate evil!
Lead us Lord and protect from evil desires.
Thank you for protecting and delivering us!
We praise you for the light and joy in our lives.

We rejoice in you Lord and give thanks to your holy name!


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  1. "In confidence we rest is your protection." This was true this week as my nephew was in a car accident that could have been fatal, but God protected him and he walked away from a totaled car. God is good. Don and I don't leave the house without praying for protection.

  2. Praise God for His protection in that car accident. We also pray for God's protection especially when we head out on a road trip.


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