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Lord Have Mercy!

30 August 2015   Speaker:  Rev. Bob Hylton   Scripture:  Psalm 143   Series:  Summer Psalms
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Today’s Encouraging Word
Pastor Bob Hylton
August 30, 2015

Summer Psalm Series
Lord Have Mercy!
A Psalm of David
1 LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief. 2 Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.
3 The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in the darkness like those long dead. 4 So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed. 5 I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done. 6 I spread out my hands to you; I thirst for you like a parched land. Selah
7 Answer me quickly, LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit. 8 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
9 Rescue me from my enemies, LORD, for I hide myself in you. 10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
11 For your name’s sake, LORD, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble. 12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.                                  
Psalms 143

Turning to God in Our Troubles

1. David’s                             was for God’s                  .

2. David was                                           and
                           by his circumstances.

3. David                    on God’s                    in his life. 

4. David’s               led to his                                                  .

5. God                           David’s prayer for His                     and                         .


How to Pray in Times of Trouble and Distress

1.                                                                      from God.

2.                                                                    to God.

3.                                                                                  .
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