Praise be to the Lord for He showed his wonderful love to me when I was in a besieged city. In my alarm I said “I am cut off from your sight!” Yet you heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help. Love the Lord all his saints! The Lord preserves the faithful but the proud He pays back in full. Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord. Psalm 31 v 21-24
Have you ever felt trapped with nowhere to escape? Enemies used to starve a besieged city out. This is called oppression in Bible terms and it can still happen today. We feel as if disaster is looming and we can’t see a way forward. The Psalmists draw on their past memories of God’s help to encourage them for TODAY. We can do the same.
Do you feel trapped or stuck? Draw on your experience of God together or read some more Psalms! You can use these verses in Psalm 31 as a prayer or use ours below.
Prayer (as a couple)
Prayer for our relationship
Lord we are so grateful that you hear us when we call out to you. We bring to you our situation – we do not have the solution. Please intervene and help us. We pray in the name of Jesus who saves us. Amen
Prayer (for others)
Our Father you have so often helped us when we have been in a tight place. Please help _____ and _____ now. Show them your salvation and your love. We pray that they will look back on this in the future and sing your praises .Amen
The secret of contentment is being thankful!