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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Meditation and Prayer upon Psalm 121

Psalm 121

“1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth,
and even for evermore.” (Ps 121:1-8 AV)

Our Precious Father in Heaven, we confess this morning that there is no hope for us
arising from this world. There is no hope from the mountains or the hills, no matter
how high they are situated above the world. There is no hope either in man, no matter
how exalted he is nor how honored he is, for every man is made of dust.

Our help comes only from You, O Lord, our God, for You are the Creator of the hills
and the mountains. You raise them up, and you cast them down. You have founded the
earth upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. You still the storms of the seas
and quiet the risings of the people, for You are God and there is none else.
You, even You, are LORD alone; You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with
all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein,
and You preserve them all; and the host of heaven, even the mighty angels worship
You.

It is vain for us to seek for help for anything except from You, oh Lord. You never
sleep and You guard and keep us while we sleep. It is easy for us to stumble on the
stony and slippery path that we must climb, but You will not let our foot be moved, for
You do not sleep, nor does Your attention wander from Your children.

We do not need any man to be our keeper, nor would we presume to be our brother’s
keeper, for You are the keeper of all. You are the savior of all men, especially those
who believe.

We are therefore safe from the heat of the sun, and the baleful influences of the
darkness. Our souls are safe in Your keeping for You preserve us from all evil. Our
times are in Your hands, for the steps of a good man are ordered of the Lord. You will
bring us through times of joy and times of sadness; through heath and sickness;
through want and plenty; through peace and war; through prosperity and persecution,
for all our times and seasons belong to You, even forever more. Teach us to trust in
You for all things, walking in faith and your commandments which you have taught us.

Our trust is in Jesus Christ alone, for He has been appointed by You to be our Mediator
and in Him you have deposited all the riches of grace and power of the Holy Spirit to
comfort, to renew, to protect, to enable us to endure and persevere unto the end. You
preserve us so we can persevere.

In the Name and for the Glory of the Son of God our Mediator, Jesus of Nazareth.
Amen and Amen.
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