Psalm for Prayer - April 29, 2019

Psalm 30 (ESV)

A Psalm of David. A song at the dedication of the temple. 

1 I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up and have not let my foes rejoice over me. 

2 O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. 

3 O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit. 

4 Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name. 

5 For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. 

6 As for me, I said in my prosperity, “I shall never be moved.” 

7 By your favor, O Lord, you made my mountain stand strong; you hid your face; I was dismayed. 

8 To you, O Lord, I cry, and to the Lord I plead for mercy: 

9 “What profit is there in my death, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it tell of your faithfulness? 

10 Hear, O Lord, and be merciful to me! O Lord, be my helper!” 

11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, 

12 that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lordmy God, I will give thanks to you forever!