Incline thy ear, O Lord, and answer me,
for I am poor and needy.
2 Preserve my life, for I am godly;
save thy servant who trusts in thee.
Thou art my God; 3 be gracious to me, O Lord,
for to thee do I cry all the day.
4 Gladden the soul of thy servant,
for to thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5 For thou, O Lord, art good and forgiving,
abounding in steadfast love to all who call on thee.
6 Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer;
hearken to my cry of supplication.
7 In the day of my trouble I call on thee,
for thou dost answer me.
8 There is none like thee among the gods, O Lord,
nor are there any works like thine.
9 All the nations thou hast made shall come
and bow down before thee, O Lord,
and shall glorify thy name.
10 For thou art great and doest wondrous things,
thou alone art God.
11 Teach me thy way, O Lord,
that I may walk in thy truth;
unite my heart to fear thy name.
12 I give thanks to thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,
and I will glorify thy name for ever.
13 For great is thy steadfast love toward me;
thou hast delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.
14 O God, insolent men have risen up against me;
a band of ruthless men seek my life,
and they do not set thee before them.
15 But thou, O Lord, art a God merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
16 Turn to me and take pity on me;
give thy strength to thy servant,
and save the son of thy handmaid.
17 Show me a sign of thy favor,
that those who hate me may see and be put to shame
because thou, Lord, hast helped me and comforted me.
The Church is a sign of God's favor.
To be so long standing, is amazing. Remember Christ's Bride, the Church, is only marginally older than this magnificent Church, David Osios Thessaloniki, Greece. Built in the 4th or 5th century - this is just like the house Church written of in the Book of Acts. With the inviting front porch that draws the Church Family together to do things like have a Birthday Party for a young boy.
Wonderful and inspiring to see this Church still standing and being so vital.
Father God this is the 28th Wedding Anniversary for Edward and me. Bless the work of our hands for our family and the people of faith. Bless the people who who have been so kind to us and the blessing of healing still working in our extended family. For more healing and the blessing of Love in the Holy Spirit, we pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.