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The dwellers at the ends of the earth are awed by your wonders, O God; you make the lands of sunrise and sunset resound with shouts of joy. . . . .Psalm 65:8.

Always be joyful, pray continually;
give thanks, whatever happens.

Psalm 57

  1. Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,
    for in you my soul takes refuge;
    in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge,
    until the destroying storms pass by.
  2. I cry to God Most High,
    to God who fulfils his purpose for me.
  3. He will send from heaven and save me,
    he will put to shame those who trample on me. Selah
    God will send forth his steadfast love and his faithfulness.
  4. I lie down among lions
    that greedily devour human prey;
    their teeth are spears and arrows,
    their tongues sharp swords.
  5. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens.
    Let your glory be over all the earth.
  6. They set a net for my steps;
    my soul was bowed down.
    They dug a pit in my path,
    but they have fallen into it themselves.Selah
  7. My heart is steadfast, O God,
    my heart is steadfast.
    I will sing and make melody.
  8. Awake, my soul!
    Awake, O harp and lyre!
    I will awake the dawn.
  9. I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples;
    I will sing praises to you among the nations.
  10. For your steadfast love is as high as the heavens;
    your faithfulness extends to the clouds.
  11. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens.
    Let your glory be over all the earth.

The Armour of God

Almighty God,
grant us your wisdom and favour,
give us the grace to cast off the works of darkness
and put on the full armour of God,
now in the time of this mortal life,
Place on us the belt of truth, because you are the way,
    and the truth and the life,
the breastplate of righteousness,
    because we have no righteousness of our own,
    but you became our righteousness on the cross.
Place on us shoes of the Gospel of peace
    that we miss no opportunity to share your love with others.
Put on us the shield of faith,
    that the fiery darts of the enemy do not harm us in any way.
Put on us the helmet of salvation,
    that our minds be protected and renewed daily in You.
Put on us the sword of the Spirit,
    which is the word of God;
    and may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    the Love of God
    and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with us all for ever more.
Amen.