Bless our God, you nations

Bless our God, you nations

Psalms 61:1-5 Lord, hear our cry, listen to our prayers. From the ends of the earth we call to You, with fainting hearts. Lift us up, for You are our shelter and tower of strength against the enemy. We shall make our homes forever under the shelter of Your wings. For You, our God, will hear our prayers and grant the desires of those who revere Your Name.

Psalms 62:5-8 For the Lord alone, I wait silently: my hope comes from Him. He alone is My rock of deliverance, my strong tower, so that I am unshaken. On Him, my safety and honour depend. Trust in Him at all times, you people – pour out your hearts before Him. The Lord is our shelter.

Psalms 64:1-10 Lord, hear me as I make my prayer to You. Keep me safe from the terror of the enemy, protect me from intrigues of the evildoers, they sharpen their tongues like swords to cut down the innocent, suddenly attacking from out of hiding. They hatch plots to ensnare us, saying: who will see us?

          But the Lord, with His arrows shoots them down and sudden is their overthrow. He will make them fall, using their own words against them. All who see this will flee in horror, everyone is terrified; this is the work of the Mighty God, they say. They understand that retribution has fallen on them because of their evil ways.   The righteous rejoice, all the upright in heart will exult, all those who sought refuge in the Lord.

Psalms 66:8-12 Bless our God, you nations; let the sound of praises be heard. He preserves us in life and keeps us going in the right way. For You, Lord, have put us to the test and refined us like silver. You have brought us into prison and laid burdens upon us. You let men ride over us, we went through fire and water, but You have brought us out into a place of plenty.

Psalms 66:16-20 Come; listen, all who fear the Lord and I will tell you what He has done for me. I lifted up my voice in prayer, His praise was on my tongue. If I had iniquity in my heart, He would not have listened, but in truth He did listen and paid heed to my plea. Blessed is the Lord, who keeps me in His love and care!

Ref. REB.