|Praying the Psalms when times are hard
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life;
you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me.
The Lord will fulfil his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures for ever do not
abandon the works of your hands.
Unless the Lord had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in
the silence of death. When I said, My foot is slipping, your love, O Lord,
supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.
I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my
fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and
the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Bible extracts reproduced from The New
International Version - Anglicised, (London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.) 1984.