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Psalm 118

Give thanks to the Lord – He is good.
His love endures forever.
No matter what I do or how long I stay away, God still loves me.

In anguish? Cry out to God. He will answer by setting me free from that anguish. God is with me. There is no reason to be afraid. Man can’t hurt me if God is with me because man can’t hurt God. When God is with me, we become one. God is with me, He is my helper. I will overcome all my enemies and live triumphantly.

It is better to take refuge in God than to trust in man or rulers. It is better to seek protection, comfort and help from God rather than from man.

Enemies of all kinds surround me on every side, but in the name of the Lord, I can cut them off. Enemies of separation from God, enemies of fear, enemies of lack of trust. When God is with me, we become one refuge that enemies can’t enter or attack. God helps – He becomes strength, song and salvation – all I need to overcome the enemies. Salvation conquers separation; strength and song conquer anguish, fear and lack of trust.

When God and I conquer all my enemies, my heart will resound with shouts of joy and victory, giving credit to God and God’s right hand (which can be me if I obey).

I will not die. I will live and tell others what God has done. God has punished me, but not to the death.

Open the gates of righteousness, where God’s people dwell. I will enter and give thanks to the Lord. I give thanks because You answered my cry of anguish and saved me.

Jesus was rejected by the people, but God has made Him the key of salvation. God has done this and to us, it is the most wonderful thing. God has made and given us this day. I will rejoice and be glad in it. It is a chance to know God’s love, to be set free, to conquer fear, to triumph over enemies, to know His refuge, to know His strength, song and salvation, to experience victory and joy, to proclaim what God has done, has done with His mighty right hand, to experience His punishment, to give thanks.

O Lord, save me, grant me success. Help me to go out in Your name. Bless me. You are God. You have made Your light shine on me. Celebrate!

You are my God, I will give You thanks.
You are my God, I will exalt You.

Give thanks to the lord – He is good.
His love endures forever.

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Psalm 116

I love the Lord because He heard my voice, my prayers, my cry for mercy. Because He inclines His ear to me, pays attention to me, I will call on Him as long as I live.

Death entangled me, its anguish came upon me, I was overcome by trouble and sorrow. I called on the name of the Lord to save me.

The Lord is gracious, righteous, full of compassion. He protects the simple-hearted and saved me when I was in great need.

My soul can rest at ease for the Lord has been good to me.

You have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before You in the land of the living.

I believed even though I was greatly afflicted and convinced that all men are liars. How can I repay the Lord for all His goodness to me? I will accept salvation and call on God. I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in public.

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. I am your servant and You have freed me from my chains.

I will sacrifice a thank offering and call on the name of the Lord. I will fulfill my vows in public.

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 105

Give thanks to the Lord.
Thank You for past, present and future.
Thank You for family and friends.
Thank You for home and work.
Thank You for salvation and heaven.

Call on His name.
Abba, Father. Jehovah God. Lord God Almighty.

Come. Look upon Your servant. Bless, teach, guide.

Make known what He has done.
God has sowed. God has blessed. Goad has taught. God has disciplined.

Tell of all his wonderful acts.
In grammar school, He kept me from being hit by a car.
In high school and college, He kept me safe as I travelled through unsafe neighborhoods.
He helped me do well in school.
He guided my career and found my jobs.
He brought my husband and me together at the right time.
He guided my husband’s careers and found his jobs.
He guided my parents and led them safely to heaven.
He separated my husband and me at the right time.
He rebuilt my life.

Glory in His name. Seek the Lord and rejoice. Look to the Lord and to His strength.

Remember His wonders, His miracles and His judgments.
Remember your history has been charted by God.
Keep His precepts. Observe His laws.

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 86

Hear me.  Answer me.  For I am poor in spirit and needy of Your love, grace, mercy and wisdom. 

Guard my life for I am Your devoted servant who trusts in You.

Have mercy on me for I call to You in prayer all day long. 

Bring joy to Your servant for I lift up my soul to You in praise.

God is forgiving and good and has abundant life for those who call to Him. 

God is the best of all the gods.  All nations will come and worship Him.

Teach me Your way, to walk in Your trust.  Give me an undivided heart – not split between the world and You.  I will praise You with all of my undivided heart. 

God is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abundant in love and faithfulness. 

Psalm 77 Prayer

Dear Abba,

I don’t spend a lot of time crying out to You. Oh, I cry out once in a while. But I never stick with it, never follow through to the end. I usually just quit and go back to the way things were. I do that in everything in my life.
At night, I’d rather pretend I’m someone else than spend time with You. In the morning, I’d rather sleep and dream than spend time with You.

In the big crises of my life, I’ve spent more time pleading than usual. But I still quit halfway through. Just like my golf swing – I stop when I hit the ball and don’t pay attention to the follow through. I spend a lot of time thinking about how things used to be. Perhaps that is what prevents my follow through.

I’m very good at jumping to conclusions. But really, I don’t even get that far. I just assume that whatever I’ve prayed for must not be in Your will, and give up. Like a rag doll, I just fall limply where I’m laid.

Even now, at this moment, I’m ready to stop and go on to something else. My mind is ready to wander away. Ready and totally willing.

Remember the deeds of the Lord. His miracles. Forget the bad. Concentrate on the good. Parents. Their love and care. Your keeping me from being hit by that car in grammar school. Eighth grade office assistant. I gave all that glory to You – no way I earned any of it. High school valedictorian. Beloved husband. Mom’s death – and a double rainbow. Foster child. Dad’s death – and a butterfly emerging from a cocoon. Best friendship. Best house. Best job.

Yes, the glory is Yours. But then again, these are all things I have worked on and followed through on. I have done it. I can do it. Show me Abba. Show me how to move forward. Lead me by the hand Abba – just as you did Moses and Aaron.