uplifting thoughts and inspiration on faith
Incline Your ear, O Lord, and answer me,
for I am poor and distressed, needy and desiring.
Preserve my life, for I am godly and dedicated;
O my God, save Your servant, for I trust in You
[leaning and believing on You, committing all and
confidently looking to You, without fear or doubt].
Be merciful and gracious to me, O Lord,
for to You do I cry all the day.
Make me, Your servant, to rejoice, O Lord,
for to You do I lift myself up.
For You, O Lord, are good, and ready to forgive
[our trespasses, sending them away, letting them go
completely and forever]; and You are abundant in mercy
and loving-kindness to all those who call upon You.
Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer;
and listen to the cry of my supplications.
In the day of my trouble I will call on You,
for You will answer me.
There is none like unto You among the gods,
O Lord, neither are their works like unto Yours.
All nations whom You have made shall come
and fall down before You, O Lord;
and they shall glorify Your name.
For You are great and work wonders!
You alone are God.
Teach me Your way, O Lord,
that I may walk and live in Your truth;
direct and unite my heart [solely, reverently]
to fear and honor Your name.
I will confess and praise You, O Lord my God,
with my whole (united) heart;
and I will glorify Your name forevermore.
For great is Your mercy and loving-kindness toward me;
and You have delivered me from the depths of Sheol
[from the exceeding depths of affliction].
O God, the proud and insolent are risen against me;
a rabble of violent and ruthless men
has sought and demanded my life,
and they have not set You before them.
But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in mercy
and loving-kindness and truth.
O turn to me and have mercy and be gracious to me;
grant strength (might and inflexibility to temptation)
to Your servant and save the son of Your handmaiden.
Show me a sign of [Your evident] goodwill and favor,
that those who hate me may see it and be put to shame,
because You, Lord, [will show Your approval of me when You]
help and comfort me.
Psalm 90:14 O satisfy us with Your mercy and loving-kindness in the morning [now, before we are older], that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
It is a good and delightful thing to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises [with musical accompaniment] to Your name, O Most High,
To show forth Your loving-kindness in the morning
and Your faithfulness by night,
With an instrument of ten strings and with the lute,
with a solemn sound upon the lyre.
For You, O Lord, have made me glad by Your works;
at the deeds of Your hands I joyfully sing.
How great are Your doings, O Lord!
Your thoughts are very deep.
A man in his rude and uncultivated state knows not,
neither does a [self-confident] fool understand this:
That though the wicked spring up like grass
and all evildoers flourish,
they are doomed to be destroyed forever.
But You, Lord, are on high forever.
For behold, Your adversaries, O Lord, for behold,
Your enemies shall perish;
all the evildoers shall be scattered.
But my horn (emblem of excessive strength and stately grace)
You have exalted like that of a wild ox;
I am anointed with fresh oil.
My eye looks upon those who lie in wait for me;
my ears hear the evildoers that rise up against me.
The [uncompromisingly] righteous shall flourish like the palm tree
[be long-lived, stately, upright, useful, and fruitful];
they shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon
[majestic, stable, durable, and incorruptible].
Planted in the house of the Lord,
they shall flourish in the courts of our God.
[Growing in grace] they shall still bring forth fruit in old age;
they shall be full of sap [of spiritual vitality]
and [rich in the] verdure [of trust, love, and contentment].
[They are living memorials] to show that the Lord is upright
and faithful to His promises;
He is my Rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
True Kindness Is Love In Action
Kindness Is Mercy, Goodness and Favor
Grace, Favor, and Mercy of God Towards Men
Mercies and Benefits of God Because of His Loving-Kindness
A God Merciful and Gracious, Slow to Anger, and Abundant in Loving-Kindness
The Mercy and Steadfast Love of The Most High
The Earth is Full of the Loving-Kindness of the Lord
I Trust In and Confidently Rely On the Loving-Kindness and the Mercy of God
The Lord Does Not Turn Away My Prayer Nor His Mercy From Me
The Lord Is Good, His Mercy and Loving-Kindness Are Everlasting
The Lord Takes Pleasure in Those Who Hope in His Mercy and Loving-Kindness