My Help and My Deliverer
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
 I waited patiently for the LORD;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
 He drew me up from the pit of destruction,
out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.
 He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
and put their trust in the LORD.
 Blessed is the man who makes
the LORD his trust,
who does not turn to the proud,
to those who go astray after a lie!
 You have multiplied, O LORD my God,
your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;
none can compare with you!
I will proclaim and tell of them,
yet they are more than can be told.
 In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted,
but you have given me an open ear.
Burnt offering and sin offering
you have not required.
 Then I said, “Behold, I have come;
in the scroll of the book it is written of me:
 I delight to do your will, O my God;
your law is within my heart.”
 I have told the glad news of deliverance
in the great congregation;
behold, I have not restrained my lips,
as you know, O LORD.
 I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart;
I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation;
I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness
from the great congregation.
 As for you, O LORD, you will not restrain
your mercy from me;
your steadfast love and your faithfulness will
ever preserve me!
 For evils have encompassed me
my iniquities have overtaken me,
and I cannot see;
they are more than the hairs of my head;
my heart fails me.
 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me!
O LORD, make haste to help me!
 Let those be put to shame and disappointed altogether
who seek to snatch away my life;
let those be turned back and brought to dishonor
who delight in my hurt!
 Let those be appalled because of their shame
who say to me, “Aha, Aha!”
 But may all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who love your salvation
say continually, “Great is the LORD!”
 As for me, I am poor and needy,
but the Lord takes thought for me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
do not delay, O my God! (ESV)
Call to Worship
To Your Name Give Glory
 Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory,
for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!
 Why should the nations say,
“Where is their God?”
 Our God is in the heavens;
he does all that he pleases.
 Their idols are silver and gold,
the work of human hands.
 They have mouths, but do not speak;
eyes, but do not see.
 They have ears, but do not hear;
noses, but do not smell.
 They have hands, but do not feel;
feet, but do not walk;
and they do not make a sound in their throat.
 Those who make them become like them;
so do all who trust in them.
 O Israel, trust in the LORD!
He is their help and their shield.
 O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD!
He is their help and their shield.
 You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD!
He is their help and their shield. (ESV)
Prayer of Confession
Most merciful God, whose Son Jesus Christ was tempted in every way, yet without sin, we confess before You our own sinfulness; we have hungered after that which does not satisfy; we have compromised with evil; we have doubted Your power to protect us. Forgive us for our lack of faith; have mercy on our weakness. Restore us in such trust and love that we may walk in Your ways and delight in doing Your will. We ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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