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Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/1/19)[Prayer]
The Holy Scriptures | 12/1/19 | left that other site

Posted on 12/01/2019 6:54:04 AM PST by left that other site

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






(Music in The Bible)

Psalm 43





Psalm 43[a]

1 Vindicate me, my God,
    and plead my cause
    against an unfaithful nation.
Rescue me from those who are
    deceitful and wicked.
2 You are God my stronghold.
    Why have you rejected me?
Why must I go about mourning,
    oppressed by the enemy?
3 Send me your light and your faithful care,
    let them lead me;
let them bring me to your holy mountain,
    to the place where you dwell.
4 Then I will go to the altar of God,
    to God, my joy and my delight.
I will praise you with the lyre,
    O God, my God.

5 Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise him,
    my Savior and my God.

Footnotes:

1. Psalm 43:1 In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm.


New International Version (NIV)(End of Scripture Passage)



"WHY are you downcast, Oh My Soul?

New International Version (NIV)
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TOPICS: Prayer
KEYWORDS: israel; prayer; prayforjerusalem

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem





Almighty Father,
Blessed Be Your Holy Name Forever!
Blessed Are You,
Oh LORD, Our God,
King Of The Universe,
Who Has given us this Day,
This Moment, and Has Brought us Together for Your Purpose.
We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise into the House of The LORD,
For You Alone Are Worthy,
You Alone Are LORD,
You Alone Are The One True God Of Abraham!
If the people will not sing Your Praises,
the very rocks of the earth would break forth in song to Praise You,
Oh Father,
Creator, LORD of All!

For the Sake of Your Anointed,
and For The Sake of Your Name,
We pray for the Peace of Jerusalem,
For Israel,
According to Your Word,
and Your Promise.

We Pray For Our President,
And other Leaders of Our Beloved USA
May They Receive Wisdom from You
To do the Right Thing.
We Pray For The Swift and Sure Coming of Messiah,
Blessed Be He,
To Establish His Kingdom,
and Make All Things Right.

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS


1 posted on 12/01/2019 6:54:04 AM PST by left that other site
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To: ActsChapter16; Alamo-Girl; 4Godsoloved..Hegave; albie; alicewonders; alnick; AmericanMade1776; ...

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






The rhetorical question "Why so downcast, Oh my soul?" is followed IMMEDIATELY in both Psalm 42 and 43 by a contrasting, uplifting line. The Psalmist is not afraid to express his anxiety to The One True God, but he does not dwell in the "miry clay". The instant response to his own discouragement is to Praise God and Trust completely in Him.

This is VERY important when setting this Psalm to music. If one emphasizes the "downcast" part instead of the "praise" part, it can be a real bummer of a song that glorifies the songwriter's misery rather than the Glory of God. This is especially dangerous with solo piano and vocal, as the piano lends itself willingly to diatonic chord progressions in 4/4 time (white keys only!) at a tempo just above the resting heart rate of everybody in the congregation. (70 BPM!). What we end up with is what I dubbed "The Singer-Songwriter Shuffle", and what others call "contemplative". It has its place in worship, but PUH-Leeeze...not as a steady diet. As I look over my own history of songwriting, I see that I did a lot of "Singer/Songwriter Shuffle" settings of Scripture way back-in-the-day, so I am not picking on young songwriters when I say this! There are so many words for "worship" in the Hebrew and Greek, and "contemplative" is just ONE of them.

The Psalms do have contemplative moments, but they also have outbursts of exuberant Praise. Sometimes this contrast is encapsulated in two verses, as a Classic Hebrew Contrasting Couplet, which is illustrated in both Psalm 42 and 43. Some scholars think this was one long Psalm at some point in time. So, when you read these Psalms, either together or apart, don't get stuck on "downcast"!

Come and Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and For Our Beloved Nation.

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)

God Bless America!

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



This Symbol Represents Christians in The Middle East, who desperately need our Prayers.

Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS

2 posted on 12/01/2019 7:21:39 AM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: left that other site

My prayers always. God bless.


3 posted on 12/01/2019 8:49:09 AM PST by etabeta
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To: etabeta

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Thank You, Etabeta, For Your Prayers For the Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and For Our Beloved Nation.

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)

God Bless America!

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



This Symbol Represents Christians in The Middle East, who desperately need our Prayers.

Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS

4 posted on 12/01/2019 8:51:44 AM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: left that other site; yorkie; UriĀ’el-2012


PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH FOR
THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM!
And for the Preservation of the Valiant
Israeli Nation!




- UDGE me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

2 For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
3 O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God

__________________________________________________Psalm 43 (KJV)



PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For ML In This Time Of Tribulation.

PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For the Repose of the Soul of ML's Mom.

PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For A Rapid Recovery For Our Own Yorkie.

PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For A Rapid Recovery For Our FRiend Uri'el2012.

PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For The Safety Of Our Gallant Troops And For The Success Of Their Vital Mission.

PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For The Repose Of The Souls Of Our Embassy Staff In Libya Who Were Assassinated 11 September 2012.

PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For The Deliverance Of Our Beloved Nation From The Lion’s Mouth.

PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For Our Brethren Of All Faiths Throughout The World Suffering Persecution.
We pray in particular on behalf of our brothers and sisters in Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Libya and throughout the Mideast. The members of the oldest of our Christian Communities, some of which date from the days of the Apostles, suffer under cruel, merciless and unrelenting persecution. They are Orthodox and Catholic, Protestant and Evangelical, Coptic, Pentecostal, and Baptist. To the persecutors, we are all "Nazarenes."

5 posted on 12/01/2019 9:54:26 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (FMF Corpsman - Lima 3/5 RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: left that other site

Amen and thank you.


6 posted on 12/01/2019 10:21:13 AM PST by Silentgypsy (Call an addiction hotline and say you're hooked on phonics.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Thank You, ConorMacNessa, For Your Prayers and Beautiful Graphics For the Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and For Our Beloved Nation.

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)

God Bless America!

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



This Symbol Represents Christians in The Middle East, who desperately need our Prayers.

Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS

7 posted on 12/01/2019 12:38:17 PM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: Silentgypsy

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Thank You, Silentgypsy, For Your Prayers For the Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and For Our Beloved Nation.

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)

God Bless America!

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



This Symbol Represents Christians in The Middle East, who desperately need our Prayers.

Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS

8 posted on 12/01/2019 12:44:15 PM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: left that other site

Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.

Amen, left that other site

Joining in prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem


9 posted on 12/01/2019 1:39:57 PM PST by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: NEWwoman

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Thank You, NEWwoman, For Your Prayers For the Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and For Our Beloved Nation.

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)

God Bless America!

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



This Symbol Represents Christians in The Middle East, who desperately need our Prayers.

Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS

10 posted on 12/01/2019 1:51:20 PM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: left that other site

Amen


11 posted on 12/01/2019 7:32:58 PM PST by Hiskid (Jesus is Lord)
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To: left that other site

Amen.


12 posted on 12/01/2019 10:24:12 PM PST by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait do it today.)
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To: left that other site

Joining in prayer.


13 posted on 12/02/2019 2:56:19 AM PST by Jeanbl
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To: Hiskid

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Thank You, Hiskid, For Your Prayers For the Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and For Our Beloved Nation.

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)

God Bless America!

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



This Symbol Represents Christians in The Middle East, who desperately need our Prayers.

Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS

14 posted on 12/02/2019 4:25:17 AM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: Pajamajan

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Thank You, Pajamajan, For Your Prayers For the Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and For Our Beloved Nation.

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)

God Bless America!

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



This Symbol Represents Christians in The Middle East, who desperately need our Prayers.

Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS

15 posted on 12/02/2019 4:27:06 AM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: Jeanbl

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Thank You, Jeanbl, For Your Prayers For the Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and For Our Beloved Nation.

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)

God Bless America!

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



This Symbol Represents Christians in The Middle East, who desperately need our Prayers.

Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS

16 posted on 12/02/2019 4:28:53 AM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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