A Time of Prayer and Praise
Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the name of the Lord; praise Him, O ye servants of the Lord – Psalm 135
Thank You, Lord, for Your goodness and mercy. Thank You for being our God and our Father. Thank You for the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. Thank You for blessings us to be a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, that we should show for our praise to the only and wise God. Thank You for bringing us out of darkness into Your marvelous light. Thank You, Lord, that You will bless the righteous with favor and compass them with a shield.
Arise, O Lord, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of our enemies, the enemy of sickness, the enemy of poverty, the enemy of envy and jealousy. Let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end. Our defense is of God, plead our cause oh Lord with them that strive with us, and fight against those who fight against us. The Lord is our rock, our fortress, and our deliverer. My God, my strength in whom I will trust. You are my buckler and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will praise thee, O Lord with my whole heart. I will place my trust in You, You have never forsaken them that seek You.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, give me the heart of God and the mind of Jesus Christ. I will bless the Lord at all times, His praises shall continue to be in my mouth, for He has set His angels to be encamped around those that love Him and fear Him, He will deliver His people from danger and unseen danger. Deliver me O Lord from all my transgressions, make me not the reproach of the foolish. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, and a broken and contrite heart, O God thou will not despise.
Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O Lord. Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul, let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt. Deliver me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape, incline thine the ear to my prayer and save me. Deliver me out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. I thank You, Lord, for You are my sun and shield. The Lord will give grace and glory, no good thing will He withheld from them that walk uprightly. Thank You for being my deliverer, my peace, my strength, my protection, my provider. Thank You for being my God and my Father, thank You for hearing and answering these prayers, Amen!