Morning Psalm and Prayer - September 20, 2018

September 20, 2018

A Prayer for Joy in God’s Creation

O heavenly Father, you have filled the world with beauty: Open our eyes to behold your gracious hand in all your works; that, rejoicing in your whole creation, we may learn to serve you with gladness; for the sake of him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Psalm 70

  Be pleased, O God, to deliver me; *
O LORD, make haste to help me.

  Let those who seek my life be ashamed and altogether dismayed; *
let those who take pleasure in my misfortune draw back and be disgraced.

  Let those who say to me “Aha!” and gloat over me turn back, *
because they are ashamed.

  Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; *
let those who love your salvation say for ever, “Great is the LORD!”

  But as for me, I am poor and needy; *
come to me speedily, O God.

  You are my helper and my deliverer; *
O LORD, do not tarry.