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Monday, October 07, 2013

Prayer on Psalm 71:1-3

Psalm 71:1-3

Precious Father, we praise and magnify your wisdom and grace. We reject the arm of
the flesh and the wisdom of the flesh, which are confusion and trouble.

You alone are wise and good, O Father, and we have nothing of our own. Our life is
but a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. But our hope is in you
alone. Do not forsake us, O Father, or leave us for a moment, or we will be put to
confusion and waste away.

We are caught in the snare of sin and misery, O Lord, and only your righteousness can
deliver us. We flee to your righteousness, O Lord, for our salvation is in your
righteousness alone. We love the Lord Jesus, whose blood and righteousness has been
appointed for our salvation.

We confess and believe that it is through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
that according as his divine power He has given unto us all things that pertain unto life
and godliness, “through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye
might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the
world through lust.”

Our sinful desires will destroy us, O Lord, so we would escape to your righteousness
and turn from our own ways to find safety in you, our rock and our fortress. We may
continually flee there, O God, for you are our strong dwelling place.

How precious is your commandment, O Lord, for you have given commandment for
our salvation! The hosts of heaven are sent on behalf of those who will be heirs of
eternal life; the very rocks and hills, the seas and the vastness of the heavens bend to
do your will, to accomplish the salvation of those who trust in Jesus Christ.

So we will not fear what man can do to us. Forgive for our doubts and fears, and let us
always seek your obedience and your kingdom before all else.

1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me,
and save me.
3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given
commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.


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