???????????????????????????????????????????????????????Scripture – Psalm 18:1-6

I love you, O LORD, my strength.

The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, so I shall be saved from my enemies.

The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of perdition assailed me;  the cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me.

In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.

Prayer for the Day

Dear Lord,

As we enter into this week, we give thanks for the ways in which you hold us in the cup of your hands and protect us.  You are our guardian, our sentinel, our shepherd, our savior.  Watch over us as we set out today.   Protect those whom we love and those we don’t know.