Psalm 201 May the LORD answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
2 May he send you help from the sanctuary
and grant you support from Zion.
3 May he remember all your sacrifices
and accept your burnt offerings.[b]
4 May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.
5 May we shout for joy over your victory
and lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the LORD grant all your requests.
6 Now this I know:
The LORD gives victory to his anointed.
He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary
with the victorious power of his right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
8 They are brought to their knees and fall,
but we rise up and stand firm.
9 LORD, give victory to the king!
Answer us when we call!
Psalm 821 God presides over heaven’s court;
he pronounces judgment on the heavenly beings:
2 “How long will you hand down unjust decisions
by favoring the wicked?
3 “Give justice to the poor and the orphan;
uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.
4 Rescue the poor and helpless;
deliver them from the grasp of evil people.
5 But these oppressors know nothing;
they are so ignorant!
They wander about in darkness,
while the whole world is shaken to the core.
6 I say, ‘You are gods;
you are all children of the Most High.
7 But you will die like mere mortals
and fall like every other ruler.’”
8 Rise up, O God, and judge the earth,
for all the nations belong to you.
This Love by Mandi Mapes
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I’ve never felt this way before funny how you found your way to my door and suddenly my prayers are coming true and these arms are not letting go of you this love this love is the deep kind you’re my baby, you’re my sunshine I’ll hold your hand, be your biggest fan and I’ll love you all of the time our eyes are not quite the same shade and your hair blows in the wind a different way but I am your mother and I love you just the same so I’ll take your hand honey and you can take my name my heart has been redeemed, adopted and now I know my Father this grace that I’ve received I want to show you I want to show you this love this love is the deep kind it hangs on through the storm and the sunshine I’ll hold your hand, be your biggest fan and I’ll love you all of the time
© 2010 Mandi Mapes