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Psalm 42

L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.
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Psalm 42

Leader: As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.

People: These things I remember, how I went with the throng to the house of God with songs of thanksgiving.

Leader: By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.

People: I hope in God. I shall praise him; my help and my God.

O God, You are the great Creator. You reign as the Lord over all. Some do not acknowledge You as their Creator. Some deny Your very existence. Others know that You created them, but they do not obey You as the Lord over their lives. Help me to look upon the world around me and remember You are the source of all life and light. When evil seems to be on the winning side, and when it seems there is no chance for good to prevail, help me remember that You are Lord over all and more powerful than any circumstance. Forgive me when I have acted as though You did not exist, as though I had no responsibility to You as my Creator, Lord, and Savior. Fill my heart with love for You. Open my mind to see Your work in the world. Help me understand the Bible. Help me know how to apply Your Word to the way I live each day. Look into all our hearts today as we pray together: “Our Father. . .”

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