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Anxious/Afraid

When you are anxious or afraid, pray this psalm to God, expressing honestly your deepest feelings.

Psalm 70

    God! Please hurry to my rescue!

        Yahweh, come quickly to my side!

    Those who are out to get me —

        let them fall all over themselves.

    Those who relish my downfall —

        send them down a blind alley.

    Give them a taste of their own medicine,

        those gossips off clucking their tongues.

    Let those on the hunt for you

        sing and celebrate.

    Let all who love your saving way

        say over and over, "God is mighty!"

    But I've lost it. I'm wasted.

        God -- quickly, quickly!

    Quick to my side, quick to my rescue!

        Yahweh, don't lose a minute.

Psalm 70, THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language. Copyright © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. Used with permission.

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