A Spring Prayer of Petition and Blessing adapted from Psalm 20, 25 & 77

Jehovah-Hoshe’ah – Lord Saves

O God, Your ways are holy and Your timing is perfect. Is there any god as mighty as you? You are the God of great wonders!  You save me when I call Your mighty name.

I cry out to God; yes, I shout. Oh, that God would listen to me! When I was in deep trouble, I searched for the Lord. All night long I prayed with hands lifted toward heaven, but my soul was not comforted. I thought of God and I moaned, overwhelmed with longing for His help. This trouble still robs my joy and my sleep. I am too distressed even to pray! I think of the days when things were good; those days have long since ended, when my days were filled with joy and my nights were peaceful. I search my soul and ponder the difference now. Has the Lord rejected me forever? Will He never again allow goodness to be in my life? Is His unfailing love gone forever? Have His promises permanently failed? Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has He slammed the door on His compassion? Where is He?

But then I recall all You have done, O Lord. I remember Your wonderful deeds and have realized that I have moved from Your presence. You, Lord, are always near.  I will constantly keep You in my thoughts. I will not stop thinking about Your mighty works.

Your ways are holy. You are the God of great wonders!

Please answer me today in my hour of need! May You, the God of Jacob, keep me safe. May You send me help and give me strength. Grant me the desire of my heart according to Your riches and glory and make all my plans go well according to Your will in my life. I will sing for joy when You answer. In Your name, I will lift up my hands in praise.  May You grant me all that I need.

Now I know that You save Your chosen one. You answer me from Your holy heaven, with the saving power of Your right hand. I will trust in Your name, my God. Your ways are holy. You are the God of great wonders!

Good and right are You. You teach sinners in Your ways. You lead those without pride into what is right, and teach them Your way. All Your paths are loving and true for those who keep Your agreement and keep Your Laws. For the good of Your name, O Lord, forgive my sin, even as big as it is.

I lift up my soul to You, O Lord. I trust in You. Show me Your ways.  Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me. For You are the God Who saves me. I wait for You all day long. Keep me strong, remembering to bless with Your loving kindness. Please do not remember my sins from when I was young, or my sinful ways.

By Your loving kindness remember me, for You are good.

The faithful ones who fear You will be taught in the way they should choose. Their soul will live a rich life and their children will be given the land. Let that be in my life, Lord. Turn to me and show me Your loving kindness. Forgive all my sins.

Keep me safe, save me and set me free. Let what is good and what is right keep my mind stayed on these things, because I wait for You. Your ways are holy. You are the God of great wonders!

A Spring Song of Worship and Praise adapted from Psalm 93 & 99

Jehovah Hamelech– God Is King.

God, You are my King. You rule with great power and strength. Your heavenly throne is set up from long ago and is eternal. You have always been and forever will be.

Strength is found in You, Lord. All honor and glory are Yours, my Lord and my God. I will worship on my knees.  For You alone are holy!

I have stood at the waters edge and watched the fierce tide rush in. I have heard the thunder of the angry sea and felt the power of its relentless waves. But mightier than the violent raging seas, mightier than the breakers on the shore— You above are mightier than these! You are Lord on high. You are unshakeable. Your Word is very sure. And Your Kingdom is perfect in every way as it lasts forever.

Strength is found in You, Lord. All honor and glory are Yours, my Lord and my God. I will worship on my knees. For You alone are holy!

I fear Your holy name, the One who sits on His throne above the angels. Let the earth shake! Lord, You are great and to be honored above all people. I will praise Your great name.  I will honor you with fear and respect because You alone are holy!

Strength is found in You, Lord. All honor and glory are Yours, my Lord and my God. I will worship on my knees. For You alone are holy!

I will do as the saints of the Old Testament, who called on Your name. They called upon you, Lord, and You answered them. They kept Your Word and the Law that You gave them. You answered them. You were a forgiving God to them. I will be faithful as the saints of old and honor you, the Lord our God. I will worship lifting up Your Name on high from the mountains tops. You are the Lord our God who is holy!

A Spring Prayer of Petition and Blessing adapted from Psalm 40, 41 & 43

 Heavenly Father, do not wait. You are my Help and the One Who sets me free. 

How happy is the one who has made the Lord their trust. 

Many are the great works You have done. No one can compare with You! If I were to speak of all You have done and tell of Your good deeds, there would be too many to number. I have shared the good news about what is right and good. I have never closed my lips, O Lord.  I have not hidden Your righteousness and goodness in my heart. I have spoken about how faithful You are and about Your saving power. I have not hidden Your loving kindness and Your truth. I am happy to do Your will. Your Word lives within my heart.

You are my Help and the One Who sets me free.

 I trust You and have come to You with my pain and fears. Have loving kindness for me. Raise me up and set me beside You forever. You do not answer quickly and I know that I am impatient, but I will not give up on waiting for You. O Lord, have loving kindness for me. Heal my soul for a friend of mine whom I trusted has turned against me. You, however, have turned to me and have heard my cry. Even though I have sinned and have not handled my trouble well, I know You will bring me up out of turmoil and despair. You have faithfully set me on a rock, making my feet sure. You put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise. I sing for You because all hope is in You. O Lord, Your compassion stays with me. Your loving kindness and Your truth always keep me satisfied. Be pleased to save me. Hurry and help me. Let all who look for You experience Your joy. May they also be glad in You. Because I am in need, think of me.

Please do not wait. You are my help and the One Who sets me free.

Stand by me, O God, and speak in my favor against a sinful nation. Save me from the lying and sinful man. For You are the God of my strength. Send out Your light and Your truth. Let them lead me. Let them bring me to Your holy hill and to the places where You live. Then I will kneel before Your altar, God of my joy, and I will praise You. Honor be to You, the God of Israel, forever and ever!

Let it be so for You are my hope and the One Who sets me free. I will praise You, my help and my God.

A Spring Song of Worship and Praise adapted from Psalm 103

Praise for God’s Love

Praise the Lord, O my soul and all that is within me, praise Your Holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul.

 I will not forget Your acts of kindness. You are the One who forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.  You have saved my life. You have crowned me with loving kindness and mercy. I recognize that You have filled my years with good things. These good things have brought me much joy. They make me feel young again.

Lord, You do what is right and fair. Your grace and mercy is around me. You are slow to anger. Your love is unconditional and abundant. You correct my wrongdoing with tenderness.

As high as heaven is over the earth, so strong is Your love to those who fear You. And as far as sunrise is from sunset, You have separated us from our sins. As parents feel for their children, You feel for those who fear You. You know us inside and out, and You continue to love us even with our faults. God, You alone make everything right.

My days are few. I grow like a wildflower in the field. This wildflower springs and blossoms when the wind blows over it, leaving nothing to show it was there; just like my life. Your love, though, is ever and always eternally present. Your promises and ever presence bring great comfort to me.  It is You, God that makes everything right for those who follow Your Covenant ways and remember to do whatever You say.

You have set Your throne in heaven, ruling over us all. You’re the King! I will praise You Lord, O my soul!

A Spring Prayer of Petition and Blessing adapted from Psalm 26, 42 & 59

A Evening Prayer of a Woman of Faith

 As the deer desires rivers of water, so my soul desires You.my-soul-thirst-for-you

When I come in desperate need and meet with You, tears have been my food day and night. It is in You, Lord, that I find hope. I will praise You again for being near me. When my soul is troubled within me, You send Your loving kindness. You have given me a heavenly song that stays with me through the night.  I will praise You, my help and my God. 

O my Strength, I will sing praises to You. For You are my strong place.

O Lord, continue to stand by me for I have lived my life without blame. I have trusted in You without changing. Continue to test me and try me. Test my mind and my heart. For Your loving kindness is always in front of my eyes and I have walked in Your truth.  I will wash my hands of any guilt and will humbly approach Your altar.

O Lord.  I will speak with the voice of thanks and tell of all Your great works. For You are my strong place.

 I love the house where You live, the place where Your shining greatness lives.  As for me, I will live a life without blame. Make me free and show me loving kindness. My foot stands on a good place. I will give honor to You in the meeting of worship. In Your loving kindness, You will meet me.  I will sing of Your strength. Yes, I will sing with joy of Your loving kindness in the morning. For You have been a safe place for me in times of trouble.

O my Strength, I will sing praises to You.  For You are my strong place.

A Spring Song of Worship and Praise from Psalm 31 & 68

May God rise up and live vibrantly in your heart.  Be happy before God. Yes, be full of joy. Sing to God. Sing praises to His name. The Lord is His name. Be full of joy before Him.

“Love the Lord, all you who belong to Him! The Lord keeps the faithful safe. Be strong. Be strong in heart, all you who hope in the Lord.”

 God is the One Who saves me and sets me free. He carries my heavy loads day by day and shows His strength in my life. He is the One who brings me unspeakable joy and unending happiness.

Honor and thanks be to my Lord and Savior.

God has stored His loving-kindness up for me and showers me with His love as I put my trust in Him. When surrounded by those who did not love Him, God has faithfully shown His great loving favor to me.

Honor and thanks be to my Lord and Savior.

Sing to God, O nations of the earth. Sing praises to the Lord. Sing to Him Who sits upon the heavens. Listen, He sends out His voice, His powerful voice. His great power and His strength are found throughout the sky. We honor Him with fear as He comes from His holy place. 

Honor and thanks be to God!

In Him I have found a safe place. Let me never be ashamed. I am set free because He does what is right and good. He turns His ear to me and is quick to save me. He is my rock of strength, a strong place to keep me safe. For the honor of His name, He leads me and shows me the way. He frees me from the net that they have hidden for me. For He is my strength. I give my spirit into His hands. The God of truth has made me free.

Sing for joy in the Lord! It is right for the pure in heart to praise Him. Give thanks to the Lord with harps.  Sing to Him a new song. Play well with great sounds of joy. For the Word of the Lord is right. He is faithful in all He does. Enjoy this earth that is full of the loving kindness of the Lord. The Word of the Lord made the heavens. The breath of His mouth made all the stars. He gathers the waters of the sea together as in a bag. He places the waters in storehouses. For He speaks with strong words, and it is done.  The Lord brings the plans of nations to nothing. He wrecks the plans of the people. The plans of the Lord stand forever. The plans of His heart stand through the future of all people.

Happy are the people He has chosen for His own.

“Love the Lord, all you who belong to Him! The Lord keeps the faithful safe. Be strong. Be strong in heart, all you who hope in the Lord.”

My times are in His hands. He frees me from the hands of those who hate me, and from those who try to hurt me. He makes His face to shine upon me. He saves me in His loving kindness. I trust in the Lord. I will be glad and full of joy in His loving kindness. He has seen my suffering and know the troubles of my soul. He has kept me safe and placed my feet in a large place. As for me, I trust in the Lord. He is my God. 

Honor and thanks be to my Lord and Savior.

 

A Spring Prayer of Petition and Blessing adapted from Psalm 73, 78 & 79

Jehovah-Naheh – Lord who Smites

My eye will show no pity, and I will not let you go without punishment. I will make you pay for your ways, and for the hated sins that are among you. Then you will know that it is I, the Lord, Who punishes you. Ezekiel 7:9 (NLV)

Did I keep my heart pure for nothing? Did I keep myself innocent for no reason?

 O Lord, the God Who punishes, let Your Light shine! Truly You are good to those whose hearts are pure. But as for me, I almost lost my footing. My feet were slipping and I was almost gone. For I envied the proud when I saw them prosper despite their wickedness. So I tried to understand why the wicked prosper. They seemed to live such painless lives; their bodies were so healthy and strong. They didn’t have troubles like other people; they weren’t plagued with problems like everyone else. These fat cats had everything their hearts could ever wish for! They boasted against the very heavens, and their words strutted throughout the earth. Look at these wicked people— enjoying a life of ease while their riches multiplied.prayer-bible-2

Did I keep my heart pure for nothing? Did I keep myself innocent for no reason?

I get nothing but trouble all day long; every morning brings me pain. So I tried to understand why the wicked prosper. Then I went into your sanctuary, O God, and I finally understood the destiny of the wicked. Then I realized that my heart was bitter and I was all torn up inside. I was so foolish and ignorant—yet even today, I still belong to You; You hold my right hand. You guide me with Your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny. My health may fail and my spirit may grow weak, but You remain the strength of my heart; You are mine forever. How good it is to be near You! I have made You my shelter and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things You do.

O Lord, I am a sheep of Your pasture, I will thank You forever and ever, praising Your greatness from generation to generation. Help me, O God of my salvation! Help me for the glory of Your name. Save me and forgive my sins for the honor of Your name. Demonstrate Your great power by saving those condemned to die. And I will not hide these truths from my children; I will tell the next generation about Your glorious deeds, Your power and Your mighty wonders.