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Read Psalm 17:1-9


17            Listen, O Lord, to my plea for justice;
pay attention to my cry for help!
Listen to my honest prayer.
2     You will judge in my favour,
because you know what is right.
3     You know my heart.
You have come to me at night;
you have examined me completely
and found no evil desire in me.
4     I speak no evil as others do;
I have obeyed your command
and have not followed paths of violence.
5     I have always walked in your way
and have never strayed from it.
6     I pray to you, O God, because you answer me;
so turn to me and listen to my words.
7     Reveal your wonderful love and save me;
at your side I am safe from my enemies.
8     Protect me as you would your very eyes;
hide me in the shadow of your wings
9           from the attacks of the wicked. [1]

Think

Verses 7 is a verse we often need to pray.  Just as last week’s Psalm reminded us to be honest about our brokenness; this one calls us to remember the depth of God’s love.

Pray

Lord; reveal your wonderful love and save me.  Protect me as you would your very eyes.  Hide me in the shadow of your wings.
Amen


[1] American Bible Society. (1992). The Holy Bible: The Good news Translation (2nd ed.). New York: American Bible Society.

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