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Psalms of the Salter: Some Thoughts on Really Living for the Lord: Psalm 142

Psalm 142

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I cry aloud to the Lord;
    I lift up my voice to the Lord for mercy.
I pour out before him my complaint;
    before him I tell my trouble.

When my spirit grows faint within me,
    it is you who watch over my way.
In the path where I walk
    people have hidden a snare for me.
Look and see, there is no one at my right hand;
    no one is concerned for me.
I have no refuge;
    no one cares for my life.

I cry to you, Lord;
    I say, “You are my refuge,
    my portion in the land of the living.”

Listen to my cry,
    for I am in desperate need;
rescue me from those who pursue me,
    for they are too strong for me.
Set me free from my prison,
    that I may praise your name.
Then the righteous will gather about me
    because of your goodness to me.

 
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Posted by on June 16, 2017 in prayer

 

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Psalms of the Salter: Some Thoughts on Really Living for the Lord (Psalm 119): Part 19

ק Qoph

145 I call with all my heart; answer me, Lord,screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-7-34-09-am
    and I will obey your decrees.
146 I call out to you; save me
    and I will keep your statutes.
147 I rise before dawn and cry for help;
    I have put my hope in your word.
148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night,
    that I may meditate on your promises.
149 Hear my voice in accordance with your love;
    preserve my life, Lord, according to your laws.
150 Those who devise wicked schemes are near,
    but they are far from your law.
151 Yet you are near, Lord,
    and all your commands are true.
152 Long ago I learned from your statutes
    that you established them to last forever.

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2017 in prayer

 

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Psalms of the Salter: Some Thoughts on Really Living for the Lord (Psalm 119): Part 16

ע Ayin

121 I have done what is righteous and just;screen-shot-2016-11-25-at-6-34-20-am
    do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Ensure your servant’s well-being;
    do not let the arrogant oppress me.
123 My eyes fail, looking for your salvation,
    looking for your righteous promise.
124 Deal with your servant according to your love
    and teach me your decrees.
125 I am your servant; give me discernment
    that I may understand your statutes.
126 It is time for you to act, Lord;
    your law is being broken.
127 Because I love your commands
    more than gold, more than pure gold,
128 and because I consider all your precepts right,
    I hate every wrong path.

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2017 in prayer

 

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Three Prayers to Pray Everyday in 2017 – A Sermon by Dr. Roy King

Roy’s message really hit home with me when we visited Sandhills Community Church last Sunday.  Roy and I (and two other faculty) were released from our positions at Columbia International University last summer — and the journey into the next chapter has been hard.  The Lord has been good in so many ways.  But the journey has been hard.  Roy gives exceptionally practical advice as he reflects on his “career change.”

 
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Posted by on January 9, 2017 in prayers for the New Year

 

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Psalms of the Salter: Some Thoughts on Really Living for the Lord (Psalm 43)

Psalm 43

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    and plead my cause
    against an unfaithful nation.
Rescue me from those who are
    deceitful and wicked.
You are God my stronghold.
    Why have you rejected me?
Why must I go about mourning,
    oppressed by the enemy?
Send me your light and your faithful care,
    let them lead me;
let them bring me to your holy mountain,
    to the place where you dwell.
Then I will go to the altar of God,
    to God, my joy and my delight.
I will praise you with the lyre,
    O God, my God.

Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise him,
    my Savior and my God.

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2016 in prayer

 

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Another Pessimistic Election Cartoon!

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We who are followers of King Jesus must, absolutely must, pray for our leaders! Our God is much bigger than any presidential election. Pessimistically, in our “evil of two lessers” election, we are obligated to intercede for Hillary and Donald.

What will you pray for — specifically?

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2016 in presidential election

 

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Psalms of the Salter: Some Thoughts on Really Living for the Lord (Psalm 28)

Psalm 28

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To you, Lord, I call;
    you are my Rock,
    do not turn a deaf ear to me.
For if you remain silent,
    I will be like those who go down to the pit.
Hear my cry for mercy
    as I call to you for help,
as I lift up my hands
    toward your Most Holy Place.

Do not drag me away with the wicked,
    with those who do evil,
who speak cordially with their neighbors
    but harbor malice in their hearts.
Repay them for their deeds
    and for their evil work;
repay them for what their hands have done
    and bring back on them what they deserve.

Because they have no regard for the deeds of the Lord
    and what his hands have done,
he will tear them down
    and never build them up again.

Praise be to the Lord,
    for he has heard my cry for mercy.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
    my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
    and with my song I praise him.

The Lord is the strength of his people,
    a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
Save your people and bless your inheritance;
    be their shepherd and carry them forever.

 
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Posted by on September 3, 2016 in Psalm 28

 

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