1 In you, O Lord, do I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame!
2 In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me;
incline your ear to me, and save me!
3 Be to me a rock of refuge,
to which I may continually come;
you have given the command to save me,
for you are my rock and my fortress.
4 Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked,
from the grasp of the unjust and cruel man.
5 For you, O Lord, are my hope,
my trust, O Lord, from my youth.
6 Upon you I have leaned from before my birth;
you are he who took me from my mother’s womb.
My praise is continually of you.
7 I have been as a portent to many,
but you are my strong refuge.
8 My mouth is filled with your praise,
and with your glory all the day.
9 Do not cast me off in the time of old age;
forsake me not when my strength is spent.
10 For my enemies speak concerning me;
those who watch for my life consult together
11 and say, “God has forsaken him;
pursue and seize him,
for there is none to deliver him.”
12 O God, be not far from me;
O my God, make haste to help me!
13 May my accusers be put to shame and consumed;
with scorn and disgrace may they be covered
who seek my hurt.
14 But I will hope continually
and will praise you yet more and more.
15 My mouth will tell of your righteous acts,
of your deeds of salvation all the day,
for their number is past my knowledge.
16 With the mighty deeds of the Lord God I will come;
I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone.
17 O God, from my youth you have taught me,
and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.
18 So even to old age and gray hairs,
O God, do not forsake me,
until I proclaim your might to another generation,
your power to all those to come.
19 Your righteousness, O God,
reaches the high heavens.
You who have done great things,
O God, who is like you?
20 You who have made me see many troubles and calamities
will revive me again;
from the depths of the earth
you will bring me up again.
21 You will increase my greatness
and comfort me again.
22 I will also praise you with the harp
for your faithfulness, O my God;
I will sing praises to you with the lyre,
O Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips will shout for joy,
when I sing praises to you;
my soul also, which you have redeemed.
24 And my tongue will talk of your righteous help all the day long,
for they have been put to shame and disappointed
who sought to do me hurt.
Father God, Our nation has lived through an amazing barrage of opinion and events.
I believe we have gotten through this hip-deep trouble with the power of the Holy Spirit as the light of God in mankind helping us through the election and the days to arrive - unseen.
I believe as we look to God, the Nation will heal from this elections.
I believe as people saw in their candidates and the process, what they did not want to see, more qualified people will join to help - real help.
Instead of sinking us in all the troubled headlines, we are being given a chance to rise up.
We have arrived not in acceptance of what happened all during the election - we have arrived at a desire to see better. And there are people who were uncalled before now will feel called to participate in the Upbuilding of God, the laws, the culture and the Nation.
We will answer a Call within to be better ourselves.
See our hopes of goodness for this culture, the people we love, the news and the headlines, our ability to help each other and the way we help ourselves. And the level of deep care we can Expect from Our Father.
Arise God, cover us in the Name of Jesus. Built us to be more loving, more merciful, more caring, more committed to the Goodness of God in our daily efforts and forgive us what we do wrong.
Establish us in such Loving Goodness, the world will change as we touch the people around us daily.
Let Your Goodness be Seen and let there be more Heaven on earth for our loved ones, our cares, our jobs, our neighborhoods, states and Nation.
Thank You God for accepting our prayers in Jesus the Lord. Amen.