Psalm 4: (lectionary Psalm for this week)
Answer me as I call, O God my Saviour;
In my distress give me room,
be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.
How long, fine people, shall my glory be scorned,
while you love what is worthless,
and set your heart on a lie?
Yet know that the Lord wonderfully answers
the one who is close to him;
the Lord will hear when I call to him.
Tremble then, and sin no longer;
commune with your heart upon your couch
and be still.
Offer the sacrifices that make for peace,
and put your trust in the Lord.
Many are saying, O that we might see good!
The light of your face has fled from us, O Lord.
You will put joy in my heart again,
more than when their corn and wine abound.
In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for only you, Lord, make me dwell in safety.
Lord, by your grace may we learn to be in awe and sin no longer, to commune with our heart and be still before you, that when many lose heart, we may abide in confidence that yo will wonderfully answer allour needs.
Translation and Prayer by John Eaton