Prayers in case of need using Psalms


   We beseech God to help us in Psalm 143:

        Lord, listen to my Prayer:
        turn your ear to my appeal.
        You are faithful, you are just; give answer.
        Do not call your servant to judgment
        for no one is just in your sight.

        The enemy pursues my soul;
        he has crushed my life to the ground;
        he has made me dwell in darkness
        like the dead, long forgotten.
        Therefore my spirit fails;
        my heart is numb within me.

        Rescue me, Lord, from my enemies;
        I have fled to you for refuge.
        Teach me to do your will
        for you, O Lord, are my God.
        Let your good spirit guide me
        in ways that are level and smooth.
        For your name's sake, Lord, save my life;
        in your justice save my soul from distress.

        and Psalm 86:

        Turn your ear, O Lord, and give answer
        for I am poor and needy.
        Preserve my life, for I am faithful:
        save the servant who trusts in you.

        In the day of distress I will call
        and surely you will reply.
        Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord;
        nor work to compare with yours.

        The proud have risen against me;
        ruthless men seek my life:
        to you they pay no heed.

        But you, God of mercy and compassion,
        slow to anger, O Lord,
        abounding in love and truth,
        turn and take pity on me.

        We ought to have confidence in the Lord, Our God as expressed in Psalm 125:

        Those who put their trust in the Lord
        are like Mount Zion, that cannot be shaken,
        that stands for ever.
        Jerusalem! The mountains surround her,
        so the Lord surrounds his people
        both now and for ever.
        For the scepter of the wicked shall not rest
        over the land of the just
        for fear that the hands of the just should turn to evil.
        Do good, Lord, to those who are good,
        to the upright of heart;
        but the crooked and those who do evil, drive them awayl

 Entreaty and thanksgiving in Psalm 28:

        To you, O Lord, I call,
        my rock, hear me.
        If you do not heed I shall become
        like those in the grave.

        Hear the voice of my pleading
        as I call for help,
        as I lift up my hands in prayer
        to your holy place.

        Do not drag me away with the wicked,
        with the evif-doers, 
        who speak words of peace to their neighbors
        but with evil in their hearts.

        Blessed be the Lord for he has heard
        my cry, my appeal.
        The Lord is my strength and my shield;
        in him my heart trusts.
        I was helped, my heart rejoices
        and I praise him with my song.

        The Lord is the strength of his peopte,
        a fortress where his anointed find salvation.
        Save your people; bless Israel your heritage.
        Be their shepherd and carry them for ever.

Marian Cross

The End Days

"Who is like unto God?"

Created July 16, 1996.