With stringed instruments. Of David. Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings. For you, God, have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name. Increase the days of the king’s life, his years for many generations. May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever; appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him. Then I will ever sing in praise of your name and fulfill my vows day after day. Psalm 61 NIV
O Lord, Our God, King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
Hear our prayers when we cry out to You and answer according to Your enduring mercy and grace.
Thank You for keeping us throughout the night and for keeping us focused on You to thwart the plans and plots of the enemy. For we know Lord, that everyone is not Your Child and lives according to Your Word, is an enemy to Your Will.
Lord, we thank You that we are not greedy and corrupt, liars and thieves, manipulators and deceptively cloaked wolves in sheep’s clothing. We thank You that You will not allow us engage in perverseness, deluding ourselves with illusions of grandeur or wisdom we do not possess!
Lord, we thank You for reminding us that You are the immovable Rock on which our faith resides, no matter what the enemy does to distort truth to fictionalize who You are and what You mean to those who love You.
Because of You, O Lord, the Lifter of our heads, we can lift our voices and sing praises to You no matter what happens around us. We know that in the end, only what we do for Christ will have any lasting, enduring affect in our lives and in the lives of others.
Because of You, we can look the enemy in the face and dare to tell the truth, no matter what threats are levied against us or the insults from those the enemy is using mightily.
Because of the Love that overflows our hearts, we can love even the unlovable, but we are wise enough to know when to turn our backs on those who refuse to acknowledge truth when it is put before them. Lord, for we know, it is not our job to force anyone to do anything against their will, but You hold us accountable for speaking truth whether people accept it or not.
In the days and months to come, Lord, we look to You–the author and finisher of our faith–to keep our angels alert and watchful, always alerting us a clear and present danger–from those who are evil and sit in high places–thinking they are above the laws of the land and above reproach by You.
There is none like You, O Lord, who can protect us from the evil plots in the hearts of evil men and women. We thank You for searing their hearts with the truth of Your Word and searing their consciences with flickers of fire from hell which will be there eternal resting place, if they ignore You.
Look into our hearts O, Lord, and cleanse us from anything or thoughts that are not from You. Continue to bless us with wisdom from on high and a determination to walk in this life according to Your Word, no matter what others may do.
We thank You for hearing and answering our prayers–responding as only You can–so we may live in peace all the days of our lives. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen!