Monthly Archives: April 2013

Praying Psalm 100:1-5

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praying through psalmsPraying Psalm 100:1-5

Dear Father,

I will make a joyful shout unto Your holy name, and I will serve You with gladness. You are my Lord and King. It is You who has made me, I am Your and You are mine. I thank-you for You are good and Your mercy is everlasting. Your truth endures to all generations. You are my Shepherd and I am the sheep of Your pasture. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to hear Your voice and obey Your commands. May I enter into Your gates with thanksgiving, and into Your courts with praise.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

Psalm 100:1-5   NKJV    “Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!  Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.  For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.”

Praying Psalm 99:1-9

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praying through psalmsPraying Psalm 99:1-9

 

Dear Father,

You are forgiving, just and righteous. When we call upon You, You answer. Thank-you that You allow us to be Your priests. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help us to worship You, O Lord, King of the universe in spirit and in truth. Let us praise Your great and awesome name.

in Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

 

Psalm 99:1-9  NKJV

“The Lord reigns; Let the peoples tremble! He dwells between the cherubim; Let the earth be moved!
The Lord is great in Zion, And He is high above all the peoples.
Let them praise Your great and awesome name— He is holy.
The King’s strength also loves justice; You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
Exalt the Lord our God, And worship at His footstool— He is holy.
Moses and Aaron were among His priests, And Samuel was among those who called upon His name; They called upon the Lord, and He answered them.
He spoke to them in the cloudy pillar; They kept His testimonies and the ordinance He gave them.
You answered them, O Lord our God; You were to them God-Who-Forgives, Though You took vengeance on their deeds.
Exalt the Lord our God, And worship at His holy hill; For the Lord our God is holy.”

Praying Psalm 97:1-98:9

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praying through psalmsPraying Psalm 97:1-98:9

Dear Father,

The heavens declare Your righteousness and the earth rejoices at Your presence. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne. You are most high above all the earth and exalted far above all gods. You preserves the souls of Your saints and You deliver them out of the hand of the wicked. With righteousness You will judge the world. Thank-you for showering us with mercy and faithfulness. Marvelous are the things You have done. By the power of the Holy Spirit, cause me to love what You love and to hate what You hate.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

Psalm 97:1-98:9  NKJV     “The Lord reigns; Let the earth rejoice; Let the multitude of isles be glad!
Clouds and darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
A fire goes before Him, And burns up His enemies round about.
His lightnings light the world; The earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples see His glory.
Let all be put to shame who serve carved images, Who boast of idols. Worship Him, all you gods.
Zion hears and is glad, And the daughters of Judah rejoice Because of Your judgments, O Lord.
For You, Lord, are most high above all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods.
You who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.
Light is sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart.
Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.

Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory.
The Lord has made known His salvation; His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations.
He has remembered His mercy and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises.
Sing to the Lord with the harp, With the harp and the sound of a psalm,
With trumpets and the sound of a horn; Shout joyfully before the Lord, the King.
Let the sea roar, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell in it;
Let the rivers clap their hands; Let the hills be joyful together before the Lord,
For He is coming to judge the earth. With righteousness He shall judge the world, And the peoples with equity.”

Psalm 95:1-96:13

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Psalm 95:1-96:13

 

Dear Father,

You are the Rock of my salvation, and the Creator of everything. I will praise You for You are the King above all gods. I will worship and bow down to You, the Lord my Maker. You are my Shepherd. I will bless Your name and proclaim the good news of Your salvation from day to day. You are great and greatly to be praised. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me not to harden my heart or fail to see Your beauty all around me. Cause me to know Your ways. I desire to always give to the You the glory due Your name. May I worship You in the beauty of holiness.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Psalm 95:1-96:13  NKJV

“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
For the Lord is the great God, And the great King above all gods.
In His hand are the deep places of the earth; The heights of the hills are His also.
The sea is His, for He made it; And His hands formed the dry land.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture, And the sheep of His hand. Today, if you will hear His voice:
“Do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion, As in the day of trial in the wilderness,
When your fathers tested Me; They tried Me, though they saw My work.
For forty years I was grieved with that generation, And said, ‘It is a people who go astray in their hearts, And they do not know My ways.’
So I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest.’”

Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, bless His name; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.
Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.
For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the Lord made the heavens.
Honor and majesty are before Him; Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.
Give to the Lord, O families of the peoples, Give to the Lord glory and strength.
Give to the Lord the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come into His courts.
Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him, all the earth.
Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns; The world also is firmly established, It shall not be moved; He shall judge the peoples righteously.”
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; Let the sea roar, and all its fullness;
Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it. Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the Lord.
For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness, And the peoples with His truth.”

Praying Psalm 94:1-23

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praying through psalmsPraying  Psalm 94:1-23

Dear Father,

Thank-you that You protect me from the wicked. They shall not triumph over me. My defense is found in You alone. You are my Rock and Fortress. You give me rest from my adversity. I will never be cast away from You or forsaken by You. You are a God who sees and understands all. You, O Lord, know my every thought. When I slip, Your mercy picks me up. By the power of the Holy Spirit, instruct me and teach me Your ways. Help me to follow righteousness.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Psalm 94:1-23     “O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongs— O God, to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth!
Rise up, O Judge of the earth; Render punishment to the proud.
Lord, how long will the wicked, How long will the wicked triumph?
They utter speech, and speak insolent things; All the workers of iniquity boast in themselves.
They break in pieces Your people, O Lord, And afflict Your heritage.
They slay the widow and the stranger, And murder the fatherless.
Yet they say, “The Lord does not see, Nor does the God of Jacob understand.”
Understand, you senseless among the people; And you fools, when will you be wise?
He who planted the ear, shall He not hear? He who formed the eye, shall He not see?
He who instructs the nations, shall He not correct, He who teaches man knowledge?
The Lord knows the thoughts of man, That they are futile.
Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O Lord, And teach out of Your law,
That You may give him rest from the days of adversity, Until the pit is dug for the wicked.
For the Lord will not cast off His people, Nor will He forsake His inheritance.
But judgment will return to righteousness, And all the upright in heart will follow it.
Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
Unless the Lord had been my help, My soul would soon have settled in silence.
If I say, “My foot slips,” Your mercy, O Lord, will hold me up.
In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.
Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, Have fellowship with You?
They gather together against the life of the righteous, And condemn innocent blood.
But the Lord has been my defense, And my God the rock of my refuge.
He has brought on them their own iniquity, And shall cut them off in their own wickedness; The Lord our God shall cut them off.”

Praying Psalm 92:1-93:5

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praying through psalmsPraying Psalm 92:1-93:5

Dear Father,

It is good to give thanks to You, O Lord, and to sing praises to Your name. I will declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night. You have made me glad and through Your work I will triumph. In Your care I will flourish. You are my rock, my strength, and my provider. How great are Your works! Your thoughts are very deep. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to understand Your ways. Anoint my eyes with fresh oil that I might see Your beauty in an even greater way.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Psalm 92:1-93:5     “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, And Your faithfulness every night,
On an instrument of ten strings, On the lute, And on the harp, With harmonious sound.
For You, Lord, have made me glad through Your work; I will triumph in the works of Your hands.
O Lord, how great are Your works! Your thoughts are very deep.
A senseless man does not know, Nor does a fool understand this.
When the wicked spring up like grass, And when all the workers of iniquity flourish, It is that they may be destroyed forever.
But You, Lord, are on high forevermore.
For behold, Your enemies, O Lord, For behold, Your enemies shall perish; All the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
But my horn You have exalted like a wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.
My eye also has seen my desire on my enemies; My ears hear my desire on the wicked Who rise up against me.
The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Those who are planted in the house of the Lord Shall flourish in the courts of our God.
They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be fresh and flourishing,
To declare that the Lord is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

The Lord reigns, He is clothed with majesty; The Lord is clothed, He has girded Himself with strength. Surely the world is established, so that it cannot be moved.
Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting.
The floods have lifted up, O Lord, The floods have lifted up their voice; The floods lift up their waves.
The Lord on high is mightier Than the noise of many waters, Than the mighty waves of the sea.
Your testimonies are very sure; Holiness adorns Your house, O Lord, forever.”

Praying Psalm 90:1-91:16

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praying through psalmsPraying Psalm 90:1-91:16

Dear Father,

You are my dwelling place and my God. Thank-you that You have removed my iniquities and secret sins. You are a God of compassion and mercy. Establish the work of my hands and fill me with a heart of wisdom. As I abide in You, I abide in the secret place of the Most High and under the shadow of the Almighty. You are my refuge and my fortress. In You I will trust. You deliver me from the snare of the fowler and from perilous pestilence. Under Your wings I take refuge. Your truth is my shield and buckler. I will not be afraid of the terror by night or of the arrow that flies by day. The pestilence that walks in darkness and of the destruction that lays waste at noonday does not have power over me. A thousand may fall at my side, and ten thousand at my right hand, but it shall not come near me. No evil shall befall me, nor shall any plague come near my dwelling. Thank-you that You give Your angels charge over me, to keep me in all my ways. In their hands they will bear me up. When I call upon Your name, You hear me and answer my cry. You satisfy me, and show me Your salvation. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to appreciate each day You give me. May I rejoice and be glad all my days. And may the beauty of the Lord be upon me. No matter what is happening around me help me to always make You my dwelling place.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Psalm 90:1-91:16  NKJV

“Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. You turn man to destruction, And say, “Return, O children of men.” For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it is past, And like a watch in the night. You carry them away like a flood; They are like a sleep. In the morning they are like grass which grows up:
In the morning it flourishes and grows up; In the evening it is cut down and withers. For we have been consumed by Your anger, And by Your wrath we are terrified. You have set our iniquities before You, Our secret sins in the light of Your countenance. For all our days have passed away in Your wrath; We finish our years like a sigh. The days of our lives are seventy years; And if by reason of strength they are eighty years, Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; For it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Who knows the power of Your anger? For as the fear of You, so is Your wrath. So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom. Return, O Lord! How long? And have compassion on Your servants. Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy, That we may rejoice and be glad all our days! Make us glad according to the days in which You have afflicted us, The years in which we have seen evil. Let Your work appear to Your servants, And Your glory to their children. And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands. He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”
Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”