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Psalms 61

Prayer for Protection
To the Pure and Shining One
A song for the guitar by King David
1O God, hear my prayer. Listen to my heart’s cry.
2For no matter where I am, even when I’m far from home,
I will cry out to you for a father’s help.
When I’m feeble and overwhelmed by life,
guide me into your glory, where I am safe and sheltered.
3Lord, you are a paradise of protection to me.
You lift me high above the fray.
None of my foes can touch me
when I’m held firmly in your wraparound presence!
4Keep me in this glory.
Let me live continually under your splendor-shadow,
hiding my life in you forever.
Pause in his presence
5You have heard my sweet resolutions
to love and serve you, for I am your beloved.
And you have given me an inheritance of rich treasures,
which you give to all your devoted lovers.
6You treat me like a king, giving me a full and abundant life,
years and years of reigning, # 61:6 Or “add to the days of the king.”
like many generations rolled into one.
7I will live enthroned with you forever!
Guard me, God, with your unending, unfailing love.
Let me live my days walking in grace and truth before you.
8And my praises will fill the heavens forever,
fulfilling my vow to make every day a love-gift to you!
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