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Comfort from the Word – Day 37


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2The LORD is restoring Jerusalem;

he is bringing back the exiles.

3He heals the broken-hearted

and bandages their wounds.

4He has decided the number of the stars

and calls each one by name.

5Great and mighty is our Lord;

his wisdom cannot be measured.

6He raises the humble,

but crushes the wicked to the ground.

Psalms 147:2-6GNBOpen in Bible reader

Confidence in the Law of the LORD

49Remember your promise to me, your servant;

it has given me hope.

50Even in my suffering I was comforted

because your promise gave me life.

Psalms 119:49-50GNBOpen in Bible reader

A Prayer of Humble Trust

1LORD, I have given up my pride

and turned away from my arrogance.

I am not concerned with great matters

or with subjects too difficult for me.

2Instead, I am content and at peace.

As a child lies quietly in its mother's arms,

so my heart is quiet within me.

3Israel, trust in the LORD

now and for ever!

Psalms 131:1-3GNBOpen in Bible reader

A Prayer for Deliverance

1When the LORD brought us back to Jerusalem,

it was like a dream!

2How we laughed, how we sang for joy!

Then the other nations said about us,

“The LORD did great things for them.”

3Indeed he did great things for us;

how happy we were!

4LORD, make us prosperous again,

just as the rain brings water back to dry riverbeds.

5Let those who wept as they sowed their seed,

gather the harvest with joy!

6Those who wept as they went out carrying the seed

will come back singing for joy,

as they bring in the harvest.

Psalms 126GNBOpen in Bible reader

A Hymn of Praise

1Praise the LORD!

Praise his name, you servants of the LORD,

2who stand in the LORD's house,

in the Temple of our God.

3Praise the LORD, because he is good;

sing praises to his name, because he is kind.

4He chose Jacob for himself,

the people of Israel for his own.

5I know that our LORD is great,

greater than all the gods.

6He does whatever he wishes

in heaven and on earth,

in the seas and in the depths below.

7He brings storm clouds from the ends of the earth;

he makes lightning for the storms,

and he brings out the wind from his storeroom.

8In Egypt he killed all the firstborn

of people and animals alike.

9There he performed miracles and wonders

to punish the king and all his officials.

10He destroyed many nations

and killed powerful kings:

11Sihon, king of the Amorites,

Og, king of Bashan,

and all the kings in Canaan.

12He gave their lands to his people;

he gave them to Israel.

13LORD, you will always be proclaimed as God;

all generations will remember you.

14The LORD will defend his people;

he will take pity on his servants.

15The gods of the nations are made of silver and gold;

they are formed by human hands.

16They have mouths, but cannot speak,

and eyes, but cannot see.

17They have ears, but cannot hear;

they are not even able to breathe.

18May all who made them and who trust in them

become like the idols they have made!

19Praise the LORD, people of Israel;

praise him, you priests of God!

20Praise the LORD, you Levites;

praise him, all you that worship him!

21Praise the LORD in Zion,

in Jerusalem, his home.

Praise the LORD!

Psalms 135GNBOpen in Bible reader

The LORD our Shepherd

1The LORD is my shepherd;

I have everything I need.

2He lets me rest in fields of green grass

and leads me to quiet pools of fresh water.

3He gives me new strength.

He guides me in the right paths,

as he has promised.

4Even if I go through the deepest darkness,

I will not be afraid, LORD,

for you are with me.

Your shepherd's rod and staff protect me.

5You prepare a banquet for me,

where all my enemies can see me;

you welcome me as an honoured guest

and fill my cup to the brim.

6I know that your goodness and love will be with me all my life;

and your house will be my home as long as I live.

When one is in distress and in need of the power and comfort of the Lord, one often feels rather helpless. These Scripture portions from the Psalms have been grouped together under headings to help you find verses of Scripture appropriate to your particular circumstances.

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