Monday Prayer 10.30.17

Psa​lm​ 9:1 I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
2 I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
3 When my enemies turn back, they stumble and perish before your presence.
4 For you have maintained my just cause; you have sat on the throne, giving righteous judgment.
5 You have rebuked the nations; you have made the wicked perish; you have blotted out their name forever and ever.
6 The enemy came to an end in everlasting ruins; their cities you rooted out; the very memory of them has perished.

O​h, Lord, I do thank You. You are my God, You are my Father. You are faithful, You are just. I can depend upon You to always do what is right and just.

7 But the LORD sits enthroned forever; he has established his throne for justice,
8 and he judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with uprightness.
9 The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
10 And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.

​Forgive me, Lord, when I run to any stronghold but You. They aren’t strong, and they cannot hold me. My own plans, my own strength, my own desire to control — these are paltry gods who cannot save. Only You will never forsake me. Only You are perfect and will always do what is right and good. Only You are God.

11 Sing praises to the LORD, who sits enthroned in Zion! Tell among the peoples his deeds!
12 For he who avenges blood is mindful of them; he does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
13 Be gracious to me, O LORD! See my affliction from those who hate me, O you who lift me up from the gates of death,
14 that I may recount all your praises, that in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in your salvation.
15 The nations have sunk in the pit that they made; in the net that they hid, their own foot has been caught.
16 The LORD has made himself known; he has executed judgment; the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands.

God, there are very dark places where Your name is not known. I pray, Father, that You would open the eyes of the blind to see Your majesty. I pray for those who are living among those who hate You. Protect them, Lord. Strengthen them. Give them boldness to speak the message of Your salvation clearly.

17 The wicked shall return to Sheol, all the nations that forget God.
18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.
19 Arise, O LORD! Let not man prevail; let the nations be judged before you!
20 Put them in fear, O LORD! Let the nations know that they are but men!

You are Almighty God. You reign over all. You will never forsake me. You will be my Avenger. You are my Savior. Thank You for being my Father.

amen​

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