Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
2Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.
3My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
4For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
5The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
6Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
7But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
8Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
9For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
10Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.
11But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
12For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
For the American readers: there is no way to prepare for what is coming on our country except to repent, cry out to GOD and hide yourself in HIM, trusting that HE will provide provision for sustaining or HE will provide grace to endure suffering (or both)!
Judgement can be great suffering but it can also rend greater things too, like repentance, like waking up to reality; renewing a sense of Who GOD Is.
And we all need to wake up. Lest anyone of us think we've got it together, I urge, please pray, we are so much weaker than we know!
Hold on tight to your faith. Watch out for false teachers, preachers; watch out for 'the masses', for wide is the road to destruction, even if it seems like a 'christian road'.
Love, love, love! Love your family and friends-hug them tight and pour out the love of Jesus into them, giving them encouragement.
Love your enemies, because we are commanded to--for once we too were enemies of Christ!
Pray like you've never prayed before! 3And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. 4And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.
Your prayers are not some 'lessor work'! For some, this is what you can offer to the LORD. Maybe you cannot go into the streets and preach or give money to the poor. Pray!!!
Give thanks, because we are near to the end. Step by step, moment by moment! Trust and Obey.
FATHER, thank YOU for YOUR precious people. Thank YOU for making us born again! What a great salvation! What great promises! What great mercy!! What great love YOU have! Amen.
I heard Psalm 62 while praying the above.
Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.
2He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
3How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.
4They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.
5My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
6He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
7In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
8Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
9Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.
10Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.
11God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.
12Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.