Prayer: Psalms 61
1 (To the chief Musician upon Neginah, A Psalm of David.) Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto Thee, when my heart is overwhelmed (and growing faint and weak): lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
3 For Thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy (even in times past).
4 I will abide in Thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. (I will rest in safety under Your wings). Selah.
5 For Thou, O God, hast heard my vows: Thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear Thy name.
6 Thou wilt prolong the king’s life (even my own life): and his (my) years as many generations.
7 He (I) shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him (me). (Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen).
8 So will I sing praise unto Thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows. (The vows that I have made to You with joy and gladness of heart).
Lord, You are my help. In You do I trust. Deliver me from all that is not of You and from the attacks of the adversary. Keep me in perfect peace for You are my hope and in You do I trust. I am all at once: disgruntled, tired and overwhelmed but even so Lord, I choose to release all this weight at Your feet. I choose to believe you, I choose to believe Your word.
A psalm of David with personal meditations.
Okay… Let’s just be honest, whenever most people hear anything about religion, their first reaction and instinct is probably to cringe or brush off the whole matter entirely.
Why? Most likely because it is a subject that is associated with extreme cases of fanaticism, it brings about a lot of conflicts and controversies, and even offends easily.
Religion is famously known for: manipulation, stagnation, repression, ignorance, bigotry and is too often a threat to liberty. And rightly so. I do agree. With that said, I recommend you to read two of my posts as well as encourage you to do a personal, extensive, and honest research on your own regarding this matter. Why?
As intellectuals (critical thinkers), I believe we owe it to ourselves to interrogate, examine, and ask hard questions regarding matters touching on faith rather than choosing to ignore them or even worse— follow blind faith. Click here for the first post.
Who speaks the truth with regards to a genuine, sincere and true relationship with God? Is it Buddha? Muhammad? Jesus? Zoroaster? Confucius? Joseph Smith? Guru Nanak? Krishna? Among others? Find out on this second post:
My heart overflows with a goodly matter; I speak the things which I have made touching the king: My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Psalms 45:1
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