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O Lord, open our lips;
And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Opening Sentance

Deliverance for the righteous comes from the Lord; the Most High is their stronghold in time of trouble. . . . .Psalm 37:39.

Psalm 31

  1. In you Lord I have taken refuge:
    let me never be put to shame,
  2. deliver me in your righteousness:
    incline your ear to me
    come quickly to my rescue.
  3. Be to me a rock of refuge:
    a stronghold to keep me safe.
  4. You are to me a rock and a fortress:
    for your name's sake lead me and guide me.
  5. Release me from the net they have secretly laid for me:
    for you O Lord are my strength.
  6. Into your hands I commend my spirit:
    for you have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.
  7. You hate those who pay regard to worthless idols:
    but I put my trust in the Lord.
  8. I will be glad and rejoice in your mercy:
    for you have seen my affliction,
    and taken heed of my soul's distress.
  9. You have not given me up to the power of the enemy:
    you have set my feet where I may walk at liberty.

Prayer

Blessèd are you, Sovereign God, ruler of the nations,
to you be glory and praise for ever!
From the rising of the sun to its setting
your name is proclaimed in all the world.
As the Sun of Righteousness dawns in our hearts,
anoint our lips with the seal of your Spirit
that we may witness to your gospel
and sing your praise in all the world,
Creator, Redeemer, and Giver of Life:
Blessèd be God for ever!
Amen.