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A Winter Prayer of Petition and Blessing adapted from Psalm 102 & 38

Jehovah-’Uzam: The Lord is my strength in times of trouble; a prayer of faith

 

Please hear my prayer, O Lord! Let my cry for help reach You. Do not hide Your face from me

 in my moment of trouble. Please listen and hurry to answer me. The days have disappeared and my body has lost life. My heart is crushed and I have forgotten to eat. I am nothing but skin and bones. Hear my loud cries; I am praying, yearning for You to hear me. I lie awake and feel so alone.

Why can’t You just hear me and answer my cry? God, I need You to steady my heart. Do not leave me alone, O Lord! Do not be far from me! Hurry to help me, O Lord, the One Who saves me! For I hope in You, O Lord, and I know You will answer.

O Lord, do not speak sharp words to me.  Do not punish me. Truly there is no strength in my bones because of my sin. For my sins are gone over my head. Like a heavy load, they weigh too much for me. I cannot stand straight and keep my head down. I have sorrow all day long for my body is filled with burning pain. There is no strength in my body. I am weak and broken. I cry beca

use of the pain in my heart. Lord, all my desire is before You.  My breathing

 from deep within is not hidden from You. My heart beats fast. My strength leaves me. Even the light of my eyes has left me. My loved ones and my friends stay away from me. And I feel so alone.

Why can’t You just hear me and answer my cry? God, I need You to steady my heart. 

Do not leave me alone, O Lord! Do not be far from me! Hurry to help me, O Lord, the One Who saves me! For I hope in You, O Lord, and I know You will answer.

Yet you, God, are sovereign still, always and ever sovereign. You will rise up and show favor to me. I will fear Your name and Your shining greatness. You will answer my prayer a

nd meet my need. You will not turn from me. I will give thanks to You for You are faithful. It’s Your compassion I long to feel. I want to see Your glory. My desire is to worship Your name and give You praise even in this painful time. Truly You have sovereignly brought me to my knees. You are always the same. Your years will never end. The children of those who serve You will live on. And their children will be set before You.

A Winter Prayer of Petition and Blessing adapted by Psalm 4, 6, 7 & 141

An Evening Prayer

Jehovah-Magen – Lord the  Shield of my help; Deuteronomy 33:29

O Lord my God, in You I have put my trust.

                                                                                                                                             

 Awaken, my God, and help me for I cannot sleep. Prove what is  right.                                                                  

Build me up for I desire to be right with You. For You are right and good and the One who tests both my heart and mind. O Lord, do not speak sharp words or punish me when You are angry. Be kind to me for I am weak and so tired. Heal me for my bones are shaken. My soul is in great suffering.

Return, O Lord. Set my soul free. Save me because of Your loving-kindness.

I am tired of crying inside. All night long my pillow is wet with tears. I flood my bed with them. My eyes have grown weak with sorrow. Lord, You hear the sound of my crying and my desperate plea for help. Receive my prayer, tonight. Answer me, O my God Who is right and good! You have faithfully made a way for me when I needed help. Please grace me with Your kindness and hear my prayer.

 You, Oh Lord, set apart the one who is God-like for Yourself.

Hear me when I call. While I am on my bed, may I look into my heart and be quiet. May I feel the light of Your face shine on me.  Your presence has filled my heart with happiness and brought peace as I lie down to sleep.

I call upon You, O Lord. Hurry to me! Hear my voice when I call to You! May my prayer be like special perfume before You. May the lifting up of my hands be like the evening gift given on the altar in worship. O Lord, put a watch over my mouth. Keep watch over the door of my lips. Do not let my heart turn to any sinful thing. I am kept safe as You save those who are pure in heart. You are always right in how You judge.

In the quiet of this night I will give thanks to and will sing praise to Your name Most High. For my eyes are toward You, O God. In You, I am safe. 

A Fall Prayer of Petition and Blessing adapted from Psalm 27 and 86

 

 

Hear, O Lord, and answer me. I am hurting.

Once again, this storm is raging against me. I need Your gentle touch. You are my God. My faith and hope is in You. O Lord, please embrace me with Your extravagant unending love as I cry out for You. Bring calm to my chaos and return my joy. Strengthen my heart and show me Your favor. Hear my prayer, O Lord, and listen to my cry.

There is One thing I desire; let me dwell in Your house, O Lord, and may I see Your beauty. Teach me Your ways so I will be faithful to walk in Your truth. Let my life bring honor to Your name.

In my time of trouble, take me to the secret place and hide me. Show Your mercy to me and answer me. It is Your face I seek. I will wait on You and in the waiting I will lift up my soul and worship You. O Lord my God, there is no one like You.

Happiness and blessing comes to one who gives up sin. The woman who embraces the instruction of Your Word experiences the provision of a circle of quiet within the clamor of evil.

You give me rest from days of trouble. Your loving kindness holds me up, O Lord. When my worry is great within me, Your comfort brings joy to my soul.

You will never walk away from Your people. Rest assured that justice is on its way. Yes, O Lord, You are our strong place and the rock where we are safe. O Lord our God, there is no one like You.

A Fall Prayer of Petition and Blessing adapted from Psalm 39, 54 & 71

Jehovah-Jireh – Provider

And my God will give you everything you need because of His great riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 (NLV)

  A Prayer of a mature Woman: “Do not be far from me”mature-woman

And now, Lord, what do I wait for? Save me from all my sins. O Lord, hear my prayer and listen to my cry. Do not be quiet when You see my tears so I may have joy again before I go and am no more.

I have a safe place in you, O Lord. Let me never be ashamed. I will be glad to give You a gift on the altar. I will give thanks to Your name, O Lord, for it is good. For You have taken me out of all trouble. And my eyes have looked without fear.

Because You are right and good, take me out of any trouble I may have brought upon myself. Turn Your ear to me and save me.  Be a rock to me where I live, where I may always come and where I will be safe.

For You are my hope, O Lord God. You are my trust since I was young.  You have kept me safe from birth. It was You Who watched over me from the day I was born. My praise is always of You.

And now, Lord, what do I wait for? Save me from all my sins. O Lord, hear my prayer and listen to my cry. Do not be quiet when You see my tears so I may have joy again before I go and am no more.

Do not be far from me! Save me by Your name, O God. And stand with me by Your power. Hear my prayer, O God. Listen to the words of my mouth. You are my Helper. You are the One Who keeps my soul alive. I will always have hope and I will praise You more and more. My mouth will tell about how right and good You are and about Your saving acts all day long for there are more than I can know. I will come in the strength of You, Lord. I will tell about how right and good You are and You alone.

And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You. Save me from all my sins. O Lord, hear my prayer and listen to my cry. Do not be quiet when You see my tears so I may have joy again before I go and am no more.

You have taught me from when I was young. And I will faithfully tell about Your great works. Even as I grow old and my hair is turning white, O God, please do not leave me alone. Let me be a testament of Your strength to those I love and a testament about Your power to all who are to come. O God, You are right and good, as the heavens are high. You have done great things, O God. Who is like You?

O Lord, let me know my end and how many days I have to live. Let me know that I do not have long to stay here. You have made each of my days as long as a hand is wide. My whole life is nothing in Your eyes. Everyone is only a breath, at best. They walk here and there like a shadow. They store up riches, not knowing who will gather them.

And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You. Save me from all my sins. O Lord, hear my prayer and listen to my cry. Do not be quiet when You see my tears so I may have joy again before I go and am no more.

A Fall Prayer of Petition and Blessing adapted from Psalms 11, 12 & 13

Jehovah-Ganan – The Lord Our Defense—a Safe Place

Come quickly, Lord! For God-like people are here no more. The faithful can no longer be seen. So many lies are spoken. Their lips speak with sweet-sounding words that are not true.

I will run for dear life straight into Your arms. You are my only defense. You haven’t moved and are always the same. Your holy address hasn’t changed. As always, Your eyes take everything in, unblinking, examining inside and out, not missing a thing. You test the good and the bad alike; if anyone cheats, You are outraged. Fail Your test and a person is out, out in a hail of firestones, drinking from a canteen filled with hot desert wind.

praise11Your business is putting things right; You love setting us straight. Once we’re standing tall, we can look You straight in the eye. O Lord, You will keep us. You will keep us safe forever from the people of this day.

I choose to put my trust in Your loving kindness. My heart will be full of joy because You will save me.  I will sing to You because You have been good to me. In You, I am safe.

Oh, Lord, Your throne is in heaven. Your eyes see as You test everyone. You test and prove those who are right and good and those who are sinful and Your soul hates the one who loves to hurt others.

For You, Oh Lord, love what is right and good. Those who are right with You will see Your face and hear Your Words that are pure, like silver. O Lord, our Defender, keep us in Your loving care. 

Keep us safe forever from the people of this day. Amen

A Fall Prayer of Petition and Blessing adapted from Psalm 116, 127 & 128

Jehovah-Shalom –Prince of Peace – Isaiah 9:6

I love the Lord, because He has heard my voice and my supplications.  He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.

Unless the Lord builds the house, your work is for nothing.

Unless the Lord watches over the city, those who watch over it stay awake for nothing.

You rise up early, go to bed late and work hard for your food, all for nothing.                                                                         For the Lord gives to His loved ones even while they sleep.

May you have His peace!

Prosperity and joy are given to those who fear the Lord—all who follow His ways!

You will enjoy the fruit of your labor. How joyful and prosperous you will be!

You will be like a fruitful grapevine, flourishing within your home.

Your children will be like vigorous young olive trees as they sit around your table.

That is the Lord’s blessing for those who fear Him.                            

 May you have His peace!

Our children are a gift from the Lord. They are truly a special reward. The happiness they bring to our homes is one of many blessings.

May the Lord continually bless you. May you prosper as long as you live. May you live to enjoy your grandchildren.  May you have His peace!

A Fall Prayer of Petition and Blessing adapted from Psalm 51, 65, 69 & 70

Prayer of the Sinner

O God, hurry to take me out of trouble. Hurry to help me!

Take away my wrongdoing because of the greatness of Your loving pity. Wash me inside and out from my wrongdoing and make me clean from my sin. For I know my wrongdoing and my sin is always in front of me. I have sinned against You and You only. I have done what is sinful in Your eyes. You are always right when You speak, and fair when You judge.Prayer

O God, take away my sin and cleanse me.

Wash me and I will be whiter than snow. Make me joyful and happy. Favor me because of Your loving kindness. Let me always look for You. Let me be glad in You. For I long to experience the full joy of Your forgiveness.

I was born in sin and lived in sin from my very beginning.  Your desire is for truth to be rooted deep within my heart and for me to know wisdom in the hidden part. But I am poor and in need.

Hurry to me, O God! You are my Help and the One Who takes me out of trouble. O Lord, do not wait.

Save me, for the waters have almost taken my life.  I have come into deep waters where floods come over me.  I have gone down into the deep mud and there is no place to put my feet. I have cried until I am tired. My mouth is dry. My eyes are weak. You know how foolish I am. My sins are not hidden from You.

Answer me with Your saving truth in Your great loving-kindness, O God. Take me out of the mud and do not let me go down again. Guard me from those who hate me. Pluck me from the floodwaters and keep them from covering me. Do not let the sea swallow me up. Do not let the deep hole close its mouth over me. Answer me, O Lord, for Your loving-kindness is good. I am suffering and in pain. Save me and set me up on high.  I will praise Your name with song and I will give You great honor with much thanks.

prayer 2 May heaven, earth, the seas and all the things that move in them give thanks to You.

You answer me in the way that is right and good. It’s Your forgiveness and salvation I seek. You are the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas. You have built the mountains by Your strength. You are dressed with power. You quiet the storm of the seas, the sound of its waves and the noise of the people. You make morning and evening call out for joy. It is Your great works that make all stand in awe.

O God, take away my sin and cleanse me. Wash me and I will be whiter than snow. Make me joyful and happy. Favor me because of Your loving-kindness. Let me always look for You. Let me be glad in You. For I long to experience the full joy of Your forgiveness.

A Fall Prayer of Petition and Blessing adapted from Psalm 5, 14, 52, 53 & 130

 

       Jehovah-Go’el –  The Lord our Redeemer.

Hear my words, O Lord.

In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice.  Think about my crying.  Hear my cry for help, my King and my God. For I pray to you. In the morning I will lay my prayers before You and will look up for You are my Redeemer.

Hear my words, O Lord.

You are not a God Who is pleased with what is bad. The sinful cannot be with You. The proud cannot stand before You. You hate all who do wrong and those who lie.

Will those who sin never learn? They eat up people like they eat up bread. They do not call on Your name.  They live in much fear.

 Hear my words, O Lord.

 

My heart is heavy for those who choose to live foolishly as if there is no 

 

God. Their ways are sinful and they continue to do bad things. There is no one who does good.

 God, You look down from heaven at us to see if there is anyone who understands and looks for You.  And we have all turned back to sin.

Is there no one who does good, not even one?  Do those who sin have understanding? This is why they do not call upon You? Why do we take pride in wrongdoing when we know Your loving kindness lasts all day long?

 Our tongue makes plans to destroy like a sharp knife.  We love what is bad more than what is good and we speak lies more than we speak the truth. We love words that destroy.  There we are, in much fear, when there is nothing to be afraid of.  Instead, we are put to shame because You have turned away from us. 

A Fall Prayer of Petition and Blessing adapted from Psalms 11, 12 & 13

Jehovah-Ganan – The Lord Our Defense

Come quickly, Lord!

For God-like people are here no more. The faithful can no longer be seen. So many lies are spoken. Their lips speak with sweet-sounding words that are not true.

I will run for dear life straight into Your arms. You are my only defense. You haven’t moved and are always the same. Your holy address hasn’t changed. As always, Your eyes take everything in, unblinking, examining inside and out, not missing a thing. You test the good and the bad alike; if anyone cheats, You are outraged. Fail Your test and a person is out, out in a hail of firestones, drinking from a canteen filled with hot desert wind.

praise11Your business is putting things right; You love setting us straight. Once we’re standing tall, we can look You straight in the eye.

O Lord, You will keep us. You will keep us safe forever from the people of this day.

I choose to put my trust in Your loving kindness. My heart will be full of joy because You will save me.  I will sing to You because You have been good to me. In You, I am safe.

Oh, Lord, Your throne is in heaven.

Your eyes see as You test everyone. You test and prove those who are right and good and those who are sinful and Your soul hates the one who loves to hurt others.

For You, Oh Lord, love what is right and good.

Those who are right with You will see Your face and hear Your Words that are pure, like silver. O Lord, our Defender, keep us in Your loving care. 

Keep us safe forever from the people of this day. Amen

A Fall Prayer of Petition and Blessing adapted from Psalm 132, 134 & 139

Jehovah-Nissi – Banner.

 I will give honor and thanks to the Lord. 

I will lift up my hands to the holy place and give thanks to the Lord.  May the Lord bring good to me for He is the One Who made heaven and earth. When I am awake, I am still with Him. He looks through me and knows my heart, tries me and knows my thoughts.  He sees any sinful way in me and leads me in the way that lasts forever.

O Lord, You have looked through me and have known me.

You know when I sit down and when I get up. You understand my thoughts from far away.  You look over me as I walk my path and as I lay down. You know all my ways very well.

Even before I speak a word, O Lord, You know it all.

You have closed me in from behind as well as in front. You img_2302have laid Your hand upon me. All You know is too great for me. It is too much for me to understand. For You made the parts inside me. You put me together inside my mother. I will give thanks to You, for the greatness of the way I was made brings fear. Your works are great and my soul knows it very well. Your eyes saw me before I was put together. And all the days of my life were written in Your book before any of them came to be.

Your thoughts are of great worth to me, O God.

How many there are!  If I could number them, there would be more than all the sands of the earth.

 I will give honor and thanks to the Lord. I will lift up my hands to the holy place and give thanks to the Lord. May the Lord bring good to me for He is the One Who made heaven and earth. When I am awake, I am still with Him. He looks through me and knows my heart, tries me and knows my thoughts.  He sees any sinful way in me and leads me in the way that lasts forever.

For the Lord has chosen me. This is my resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it. My God will abundantly bless and will satisfy. I will shout for joy for the Lord has chosen me.