To the Chief Musician. With flutes. A Psalm of David.
Give ear to my words, O LORD,
Consider my meditation.
Give heed to the voice of my cry,
My King and my God,
For to You I will pray.
My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD;
In the morning I will direct it to You,
And I will look up.
For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness,
Nor shall evil dwell with You.
The boastful shall not stand in Your sight;
You hate all workers of iniquity.
You shall destroy those who speak falsehood;
The LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy;
In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple.
Lead me, O LORD, in Your righteousness because of my enemies;
Make Your way straight before my face.
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth;
Their inward part is destruction;
Their throat is an open tomb;
They flatter with their tongue.
Pronounce them guilty, O God!
Let them fall by their own counsels;
Cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions,
For they have rebelled against You.
But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;
Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them;
Let those also who love Your name
Be joyful in You.
For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous;
With favor You will surround him as with a shield.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
In the Name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ, ruler of the winds and waves, during this night and coming day when many will be distressed and frightened from ravages of hurricane Ian, grant to the a quiet night knowing that all that is done according to your will for your glory and their good. Give them hope and confidence come what may so that they know that even if their earthly possessions are destroyed, their heavenly treasure is assured, through You who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one true God, now and forever. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven…..
The Lord grant you all a quiet night, and peace at the last. Our help IS in the Name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Amen.