Monastery WindowsScripture — From Morning Psalm 27

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

3 Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear;
though war rise up against me, yet I will be confident.

4 One thing I asked of the LORD,  that will I seek after:
to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.

5 For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
he will set me high on a rock.

Do not turn your servant away in anger, you who have been my help.
Do not cast me off, do not forsake me, O God of my salvation!
10 If my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will take me up.

13 I believe that I shall see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!

Prayer:

Dear Lord,

Sometimes it feels as though we too spend time in the wilderness, tempted, and dealing with those who challenge us (rightly or wrongly).  But you do set us upon a high rock, you are our stronghold.  Give us strength this day to live boldly, without fear, but marked by your love.   Amen

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