May 3 - Psalm 16.1-11

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A Prayer of Confidence

Psalm 16 Protect me, O God; I trust in you for safety.
2I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord;
all the good things I have come from you."

3How excellent are the LORD's faithful people!
My greatest pleasure is to be with them.

4Those who rush to other gods
bring many troubles on themselves.
I will not take part in their sacrifices;
I will not worship their gods.

5You, LORD, are all I have,
and you give me all I need;
my future is in your hands.
6How wonderful are your gifts to me;
how good they are!

7I praise the LORD, because he guides me,
and in the night my conscience warns me.
8I am always aware of the LORD's presence;
he is near, and nothing can shake me.

9And so I am thankful and glad,
and I feel completely secure,
10because you protect me from the power of death.
I have served you faithfully,
and you will not abandon me to the world of the dead.

11You will show me the path that leads to life;
your presence fills me with joy
and brings me pleasure forever.

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This reading is from The Holy Bible, Today's English Version, Second Edition copyright © American Bible Society, 1992;
Old Testament copyright © American Bible Society, 1976, 1992; New Testament © American Bible Society, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1992.

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