February 2, 2012

PSALM 17

it was worse news than we expected or had even feared. 
So. Much. Worse. 
we are not really able to elaborate publicly at this time...we are asking that you pray a hedge of protection around our family. 


we are so grateful for your support and prayers. 
they are desperately needed. 


psalm 17


Hear me, LORD, my plea is just; 
   listen to my shrill, piercing cry! 
Hear my prayer— 
   it does not rise from deceitful lips. 
Let my vindication come from you; 
   may your eyes see what is right.

Though you probe my heart, 
   though you examine me at night and test me, 
you will find that I have planned no evil; 
   my mouth has not transgressed. 
Though people tried to bribe me, 
   I have kept myself from the ways of the violent 
   through what your lips have commanded. 
My steps have held to your paths; 
   my feet have not stumbled.

I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; 
   turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. 
Show Your marvelous loving-kindness, 
You save by Your right hand those who trust 
and take refuge in You 
from those who rise up against them.

Keep and guard me as the pupil of Your eye; 
hide me in the shadow of Your wings
From the wicked who despoil and oppress me, 
my deadly adversaries who surround me.

They are enclosed in their own prosperity 
and have shut up their hearts to pity; 
with their mouths they make exorbitant claims 
and proudly and arrogantly speak.

They track us down in each step we take; 
now they surround us; 
they set their eyes to cast us to the ground,
Like a lion greedy and eager to tear his prey, 
and as a young lion lurking in hidden places.

Arise, O Lord! 
Confront and forestall them, cast them down!
 Deliver my life from the wicked by Your sword,
By your hand save me from such people, LORD 
   
As for me, I will continue beholding Your face in righteousness 
(rightness, justice, and right standing with You); 
I shall be fully satisfied, 
when I awake to find myself 
beholding Your form and having sweet communion with You.


3 comments:

Unknown said...

I'm so sorry and I will pray.

Unknown said...

Prayers and Hugs for you and your family:)

Karen said...

I am so sad to hear this. I am praying for you all. Please Dear Lord, bless and protect this family and restore peace and health. Have mercy on them.