Lord, Shine Down Upon Us

Give ear, oh God, to Your people. You have led the children of Israel in the past, so come and do the same for us. Shine down upon us, that Your light will scatter the darkness before us. You are our God and our strength. My high tower, and my fortress in times of trouble. Turn every person who says they believe in You, Jesus, to know You. Light up our path, Lord. You, being with us will surely light the way. If You are with us, who can be against us? We are saved from the wrath to come. Amen. David also prayed, “give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth. Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us. Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.” (Psalm 80:1-3)

Lord, if you are angry at us, please have mercy on our souls. In our tears, we confess our sins before You. Many people who are not Christians think we are strange and some even persecute us. They may laugh at what we believe in, but it is all in vain. You give us the strength to overcome. God, we do love You and pray that Your face will shine down before us. Thank You for saving us. Amen. David continued his prayer and said also, “O Lord God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people? Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure. Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves. Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.” (Psalm 80:4-7) May the Lord be with You. Amen.

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