Archive for the 'Prayers of Psalmody' Category

Jun 27 2015

Prayers of Psalmody in Depression

With my voice I cry out to the Lord; with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord. I pour out my complaint before Him; I tell my trouble before Him. When my spirit faints within me, You know my way! Psalm 142:1-3 (ESV) Depression. Sometimes we can be so overwhelmed with the discouragements […]

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May 23 2015

Prayers of Psalmody ~ in Suffering

Prayers of Psalmody ~ in Suffering … … … … … As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God! Psalm 40:17 … … … … … Suffering. Oh Lord, You know true suffering! Lord, would […]

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Apr 18 2015

Prayers of Psalmody, for those in Physical Pain

I am afflicted and in pain; let Your salvation, O God, set me on high! I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify Him with thanksgiving. Psalm 69:29-30 (ESV) Physical pain, whether acute or chronic, can bring us both actually and figuratively to our knees. Would you please bow your […]

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Apr 07 2015

Prayers of Psalmody, for One Anothering

…as for me, my prayer is to You, O Lord. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of Your steadfast love answer me in Your saving faithfulness. Psalm 69:13 O Lord—my God, my Father, my King—God, Father, and King of us all. Please bend low to hear my prayer now, as I fall […]

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Mar 22 2015

Prayers of Psalmody, Praying for Love

Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you. Psalm 33:22 (ESV) Have you noticed yet, sisters, that I use the word “psalmody” rather loosely? My edges are blurry, flowing like watercolors when I paint with such a broad brush with that word. When I use the Scriptures to […]

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Mar 17 2015

Prayers of Psalmody in Waiting

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! Psalm 27:14 (ESV) Oh sisters, we are all waiting, aren’t we? Waiting for something seems to always be an underlying current, the chorus and refrain to which the daily returns. Deliverance from something, perhaps—a physical ailment, a dispute, imprisonment […]

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Mar 13 2015

Prayers of Psalmody for our Children

  Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways! Your children will be like olive shoots around your table. May you see your children’s children! Psalm 128:1, 3, 6 (ESV) Sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ, the ones specifically today who are raising the next generation for the Kingdom of God; […]

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Mar 09 2015

Prayers of Psalmody in Motherhood

  Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! Psalm 127:3-5 (ESV) My dear sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ, and most particularly today, […]

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Mar 04 2015

Prayer of Psalmody ~ in expectancy

  …I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,     my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,     my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised… Psalm 18:1-3 (ESV) Oh sisters, are […]

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Feb 28 2015

Prayer of Psalmody ~ in grief

  Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for mercy! In Your faithfulness answer me in Your righteousness! Psalm 143:1 (ESV) The book of Psalms is often referred to as the songbook of Scripture, but it is also a prayer book. So would you join me in praying some psalms today as […]

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