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Voices Together
Let the insolent be put to shame because they have wronged me with falsehood; as for me, I will meditate on your precepts. Help me, Lord, when false stories are spread about me with the intent to discredit my ministry, to keep my eyes on You, walking and living according…
Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant. You have promised that You will never leave me nor forsake me. If I trust you, truly have faith in You, I will go out into wilderness secure in the knowledge that all is in Your hands.…
I know, O LORD, that your rules are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me. O, Lord, how hard it is to remember that Your discipline comes out of love for me, that it is Your wish that I learn to live a life of righteousness and justice;…
Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments. Since I am Your creation and created completely according to Your plan, it is entirely possible for me to gain the understanding required to fully comprehend and live as You desire. Do so, Lord,…
You have dealt well with your servant, O LORD, according to your word. Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments. Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word. You are good and do good; teach me your statutes. The insolent…
The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces. Thousands of pieces of gold and silver? What do I do with that pile? Sit and pick up each piece and study it, to put down and pick up the next piece. How much…
The insolent smear me with lies, but with my whole heart I keep your precepts; their heart is unfeeling like fat, but I delight in your law. What a contrast, Lord, the heart that cannot feel vs. the heart that is filled with delight and joy. The result is that…
You are good and do good; teach me your statutes. As with love, I cannot know goodness until I know and experience Your goodness. The principles of Your goodness are spelled out for me in Your statutes and understanding of these statutes comes through the tutelage of Your Holy Spirit.…
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word. Lord, I was living out of pride and self-sufficiency and it led to a life of sin and corruption. Now that You have led me to the foot of the Cross, slowly transforming me into Your image,…
Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments. I believe--I trust in Your commandments--I am committed to obeying You Commandments. Use Your Commandments to teach me good judgment , to inform my common sense, to impart wisdom to me, to conform my conscience to Your Will…
You have dealt well with your servant, O LORD, according to your word. There must never be a shadow of doubt in my mind that the Lord has not treated me fairly. He is faithful and true in all things; I must always be prepared to acknowledge that any misunderstanding…
The LORD is my portion; I promise to keep your words. I entreat your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise. When I think on my ways, I turn my feet to your testimonies; I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments.…
I am a companion of all who fear you, of those who keep your precepts. Lord, the true and unmistakable mark of Your people is a thirst to obey You in all things. Therefore, I am in fellowship with all who slake that thirst at the fountain of Your Word,…
At midnight I rise to praise you, because of your righteous rules. All day, all night, Your righteous rules must be before me, foremost in my thoughts, foremost in my decisions, foremost in my conduct, foremost in my testimony to others, foremost in my counseling, foremost in my ministry, foremost…
Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me, I do not forget your law. Yes, it is all too easy to get entangled in the lies and deceptions of the wicked, to become distracted from my assigned task of advancing the Kingdom by glorifying God. But if I keep the…