November 10, 2019

TODAY’S MESSAGE COMES FROM:       Psalm 17:1-9 [New Revised Standard Version]

Prayer for Deliverance from Persecutors

A Prayer of David.

Hear a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry; give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit.   From you let my vindication come; let your eyes see the right.  If you try my heart, if you visit me by night, if you test me, you will find no wickedness in me; my mouth does not transgress.  As for what others do, by the word of your lips I have avoided the ways of the violent.  My steps have held fast to your paths; my feet have not slipped.  I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me, hear my words.  Wondrously show your steadfast love, O savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand.  Guard me as the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings,  from the wicked who despoil me, my deadly enemies who surround me.

 

Psalm 17:1-9 [The Message]

A David Prayer

17 1-2 Listen while I build my case, God, the most honest prayer you’ll ever hear.  Show the world I’m innocent— in your heart you know I am. Go ahead, examine me from inside out, surprise me in the middle of the night—  You’ll find I’m just what I say I am.  My words don’t run loose.  4-5 I’m not trying to get my way in the world’s way.  I’m trying to get your way, your Word’s way.  I’m staying on your trail; I’m putting one foot In front of the other.      I’m not giving up.  6-7 I call to you, God, because I’m sure of an answer.  So—answer! bend your ear! listen sharp!  Paint grace-graffiti on the fences; take in your frightened children who Are running from the neighborhood bullies straight to you.  8-9 Keep your eye on me; hide me under your cool wing feathers From the wicked who are out to get me, from mortal enemies closing in.

 

[Reader] “This is the word of the Lord”

[All] “Thanks be to God”

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