Hear my voice, O God, in my meditation; preserve my life from fear of the enemy. (Psalm 64:1)
Jesus, thank you that by your cross and resurrection and by the sending of your Holy Spirit I am preserved from fear of the enemy.
Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, from the rebellion of the workers of iniquity, (Psalm 64:2)
Holy Father, hide Bishop Bill and all our diocesan leaders from the plots of the wicked and all those who rebel against the truth of your word.
Who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows–bitter words, (Psalm 64:3)
Jesus, protect Bishop Bill and our diocesan leadership from the strife of tongues (Psalm 31:20) — bitter words said in anger.
That they may shoot in secret at the blameless; suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear. (Psalm 64:4)
Holy Spirit, cleanse the hearts of those who attack the faithful.
They encourage themselves in an evil matter; they talk of laying snares secretly; they say, “Who will see them?” (Psalm 64:5)
Father, defeat the plots of those who would entrap your faithful people.
They devise iniquities: “We have perfected a shrewd scheme.” Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep. (Psalm 64:6)
Lord Jesus, you know how mixed and how corrupt our motives often are: purify our hearts by refreshing us with your Holy Spirit.
But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly they shall be wounded. (Psalm 64:7)
Father, with you there is both justice and mercy; even now turn the hearts of those who promote and do evil back to you.
So he will make them stumble over their own tongue; all who see them shall flee away. (Psalm 64:8 )
Holy Spirit, please make all who have been sowing lies and deceit in this election stumble over their own tongue.
All men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider his doing. (Psalm 64:9)
Jesus, help us consider your ways as we decide how to vote tomorrow.
The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and trust in him. And all the upright in heart shall glory. (Psalm 64:10)
Father, thank you for revealing the glory of your son Jesus to us. Help us keep our eyes on him day by day. Thank you.
A word received: You are in my care. Both the Old Testament and the New Testament are accounts of my care for my people.
Monday: 64, 65; Ecclesiasticus 38:24-34 or Nehemiah 6:1-19; Revelation 14:1-13; Luke 12:49-59
Tuesday: 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; Ecclesiasticus 43:1-22 or Nehemiah 12:27-31a,42b-47; Revelation 14:14-15:8; Luke 13:1-9