Evensong . Gospel, Prayer and Psalm…
Psalm 91. 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him will I trust.”
3 Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust; His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flieth by day,
6 nor of the pestilence that walketh in darkness, nor of the destruction that layeth waste at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand, but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, thy habitation,
10 there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For He shall give His angels charge over thee to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample underfoot.
14 “Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he hath known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and show him My salvation.”
Oh lord our God,
you are our refuge and strength. You promise your help in trouble, and you give it. The earth still stands,
the mountains aren’t shaken, but our hearts are troubled. People roar and shout loudly like the raging sea.
Be our river of calm. Remind us that without you we are worthless. Our value comes from being purchased with the blood of your Son. Your church sings,
“Come, Lord, and help your people bought with the price of your own blood.”
Lord of hosts, be our refuge, our fortress, our unchanging rock.
You are not to blame for violence, oppression, terrorism or war.
Those the human race has inflicted on itself.
The desolation comes from our anger, selfishness, and hate.
This sin infects us all. Have mercy. You call us to peace, and you call us
to draw near to you with sincere hearts and repent. Be exalted,
and bring your stillness, your peace, to our hearts.
In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
May God bless you all and ‘The Church of the Christian Nation’. Amen.
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