Reflections

Victory comes from you, O Lord

Victory comes from you, O Lord

I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me. I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies who surround me on every side. Arise, O Lord! Rescue me, my God! Slap all my enemies in the face! Shatter the teeth of the wicked!Victory comes […]

The Lord always keeps his promises

The Lord always keeps his promises

The Lord always keeps his promises;he is gracious in all he does.The Lord helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads.The eyes of all look to you in hope;you give them their food as they need it.When you open your hand, you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.The Lord is righteous […]

May He

May He

In times of trouble, may the Lord answer your cry.May the name of the God of Jacob keep you safe from all harm.May he send you help from his sanctuary and strengthen you from Jerusalem.May he remember all your gifts and look favorably on your burnt offerings. Interlude May he grant your heart’s […]

for you are good to me

for you are good to me

A psalm] of David, regarding his experience in the cave. A prayer. I cry out to the Lord;I plead for the Lord’s mercy.I pour out my complaints before himand tell him all my troubles.When I am overwhelmed,you alone know the way I should turn.Wherever I go,my enemies have set traps for me.I look […]

But you

But you

psalm 92:8-15 But you, O Lord, will be exalted forever.Your enemies, Lord, will surely perish;all evildoers will be scattered.But you have made me as strong as a wild ox.You have anointed me with the finest oil.My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies;my ears have heard the defeat of my wicked […]

Spread Out! Think Big!

Spread Out! Think Big!

 Fill the air with song, you who’ve never experienced childbirth!“Clear lots of ground for your tents!Make your tents large. Spread out! Think big!Use plenty of rope,drive the tent pegs deep.You’re going to need lots of elbow roomfor your growing family.You’re going to take over whole nations;you’re going to resettle abandoned […]