Podcast · Praying the Psalms Project

Praying the Psalms Project – Psalm 4

I am finding as I pray through the Psalms that God is showing me more and more –

Who He Is 

He’s reminding me the He fills every hole we might have.

Psalm 4

For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by stringed instruments.

Answer me when I call to you,
    O God who declares me innocent.
Free me from my troubles.
    Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

How long will you people ruin my reputation?
    How long will you make groundless accusations?
    How long will you continue your lies? Interlude
You can be sure of this:
    The Lord set apart the godly for himself.
    The Lord will answer when I call to him.

Don’t sin by letting anger control you.
    Think about it overnight and remain silent. Interlude
Offer sacrifices in the right spirit,
    and trust the Lord.

Many people say, “Who will show us better times?”
    Let your face smile on us, Lord.
You have given me greater joy
    than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.
In peace I will lie down and sleep,
    for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.

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Oh Lord, Even though I am steeped in sin, like an old tea bag, through Jesus you find me innocent.   I am so very thankful for that.

No matter what trouble comes my way, You hear me when I call.  You set me free from the things that hound me.

It is true, people will speak out against me, not agree with me even lie about me. What can I do about it? Not much!

But you, Lord –

You set me apart, close to you.

You answer me when I call.

Help me to hear Your voice above all the other noise in life.

Many days, anger and impatience get the best of me. Teach me to sleep on it, before I say one word.

When I come into Your presence in worship, in thanksgiving, with the first fruits of my day help me to have the right attitude.

I know I can trust you Lord, above all else.

So often I ask you to make everything perfect, to make every day great.  I want You smiling on me all the time.

You give me something greater.  Greater than the earthly perfection I am looking for.

You give me peace.  So much peace that I can lay my head down at night, close my eyes and sleep, knowing that you keep me safe from each day’s troubles.  Amen and Amen

Praying Along Here:  Praying Psalm 4

SINCE 1991 (2)

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