Psalm 12

Published on Thursday, 17 August 2017 04:39
Pray about the decline in the number of believers: ‘Save, O LORD, for the godly one is gone; for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man’ (verse 1).

Ask God to change the way people speak about things: ‘Everyone utters lies to his neighbour; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak. May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts, those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail, our lips are with us; who is master over us?”’ (verses 2-4).

Praise God for his determination to help his people: ‘ “Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the LORD; “I will place him in the safety for which he longs”’ (verse 5).

Thank God for his pure Word: ‘The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times’ (verse 6).

Thank God for his protection: ‘You, O LORD, will keep them; you will guard us from this generation forever’ (verse 7).

Ask God to change our society: ‘On every side the wicked prowl, as vileness is exalted among the children of man’ (verse 8).

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