Call upon me and I will hear you, deliver you and honor you. I will be with you all the days of your life. You will dwell in the secret place of the Most High and abide with me forever.
Adapted by Nancy MacLeod
Psalm 32Happy are they whose transgressions
are forgiven, and whose sin is put away!
Happy are they to whom the LORD imputes no
guilt, and in whose spirit there is no guile!
Then I acknowledged my sin to you,
and did not conceal my guilt.
I said, "I will confess
my transgressions to the LORD."
Then you forgave me the guilt of my sin.
Therefore all the faithful will make
their prayers to you in time of trouble;
when the great waters overflow,
they shall not reach them.
You are my hiding-place;
you preserve me from trouble;
you surround me with shouts of deliverance.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord:
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
He shall be justified in everlasting memory,
and shall not fear evil reports.
Forgive, O Lord,
the souls of all the faithful departed
from all the chains of their sins
and by the aid to them of your grace
may they deserve
to avoid the judgment of revenge,
and enjoy the blessedness
of everlasting light.
PrayerLord God, our strength, the struggle between good and evil rages within and around us, and the devil and all the forces that defy you tempt us with empty promises. Keep us steadfast in your word, and when we fall, raise us again and restore us through your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen