I will exalt you, Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths

scripture

Psalm 30 New International Version

I will exalt you, Lord,
    for you lifted me out of the depths
    and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
 Lord my God, I called to you for help,
    and you healed me.
 You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead;
    you spared me from going down to the pit.

 Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;
    praise his holy name.
 For his anger lasts only a moment,
    but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
    but rejoicing comes in the morning.

 When I felt secure, I said,
    “I will never be shaken.”
 Lord, when you favored me,
    you made my royal mountain stand firm;
but when you hid your face,
    I was dismayed.

 To you, Lord, I called;
    to the Lord I cried for mercy:
 “What is gained if I am silenced,
    if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
    Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
 Hear, Lord, and be merciful to me;
    Lord, be my help.”

 You turned my wailing into dancing;
    you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
 that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
    Lord my God, I will praise you forever.

prayer

Our Father, thank you that we can come to you in the deepest depths of our despair and you will hear our cries. Though we often try to struggle on by ourselves, you have continually shown us that you are simply waiting to wipe the tears from our eyes and replace weeping with joy. You are our compassionate and merciful Father – let us praise you forever!

In Jesus Name, Amen.


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