Blessings Christian Church in Hamilton Ontario Blessings Christian Church

Prayer for the Embattled

Sermon on Psalms 5:1-12

Preacher: Pastor Bill DeJong


This sermon was preached at Blessings Christian Church on Sunday February 19, 2017 by Pastor Bill DeJong.
Pastor Bill DeJong can be reached at pastorbill@blessingshamilton.ca. All rights reserved.


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Psalms 5:1-12
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Prayer for the Depressed
Psalms 13:1-6
Prayer for the Trapped
Psalms 55:1-23
Prayer for the Perplexed
Psalms 131:1-3

Psalms 5:1-12

Give ear to my words, O Lord;

consider my groaning.

Give attention to the sound of my cry,

my King and my God,

for to you do I pray.

O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice;

in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.


For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;

evil may not dwell with you.

The boastful shall not stand before your eyes;

you hate all evildoers.

You destroy those who speak lies;

the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.


But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,

will enter your house.

I will bow down toward your holy temple

in the fear of you.

Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness

because of my enemies;

make your way straight before me.


For there is no truth in their mouth;

their inmost self is destruction;

their throat is an open grave;

they flatter with their tongue.

Make them bear their guilt, O God;

let them fall by their own counsels;

because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out,

for they have rebelled against you.


But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;

let them ever sing for joy,

and spread your protection over them,

that those who love your name may exult in you.

For you bless the righteous, O Lord;

you cover him with favor as with a shield.


Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.