Psalm for Prayer - August 12, 2019

Psalm 80:1–2, 8-19 (ESV)

1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock. You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth. 

2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up your might and come to save us!

8 You brought a vine out of Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it. 

9 You cleared the ground for it; it took deep root and filled the land. 

10 The mountains were covered with its shade, the mighty cedars with its branches. 

11 It sent out its branches to the sea and its shoots to the River. 

12 Why then have you broken down its walls, so that all who pass along the way pluck its fruit? 

13 The boar from the forest ravages it, and all that move in the field feed on it. 

14 Turn again, O God of hosts! Look down from heaven, and see; have regard for this vine, 

15 the stock that your right hand planted, and for the son whom you made strong for yourself. 

16 They have burned it with fire; they have cut it down; may they perish at the rebuke of your face! 

17 But let your hand be on the man of your right hand, the son of man whom you have made strong for yourself! 

18 Then we shall not turn back from you; give us life, and we will call upon your name! 

19 Restore us, O LordGod of hosts! Let your face shine, that we may be saved!

Psalm for Prayer - August 5, 2019

Psalm 50:1–8, 22-23 (ESV)

1 The Mighty One, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. 

2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth. 

3 Our God comes; he does not keep silence; before him is a devouring fire, around him a mighty tempest. 

4 He calls to the heavens above and to the earth, that he may judge his people: 

5 “Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!” 

6 The heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge! Selah

7 “Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, I will testify against you. I am God, your God. 

8 Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you; your burnt offerings are continually before me.

22 “Mark this, then, you who forget God, lest I tear you apart, and there be none to deliver! 

23 The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!”

Psalm for Prayer - July 29, 2019

Psalm 107:1–9, 43 (ESV)

1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! 

2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble 

3 and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. 

4 Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in; 

5 hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them. 

6 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. 

7 He led them by a straight way till they reached a city to dwell in. 

8 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! 

9 For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

43 Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the Lord.

Psalm for Prayer - July 22, 2019

Psalm 85 (ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 

1 Lord, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. 

2 You forgave the iniquity of your people; you covered all their sin. Selah

3 You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger. 

4 Restore us again, O God of our salvation, and put away your indignation toward us! 

5 Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger to all generations? 

6 Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? 

7 Show us your steadfast love, O Lord, and grant us your salvation. 

8 Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints; but let them not turn back to folly. 

9 Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land. 

10 Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other. 

11 Faithfulness springs up from the ground, and righteousness looks down from the sky. 

12 Yes, the Lord will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase. 

13 Righteousness will go before him and make his footsteps a way.