November 9, 2023

Psalm 70:1-5 (NRSV)

Be pleased, O God, to deliver me.
O Lord, make haste to help me!
Let those be put to shame and confusion
who seek my life.
Let those be turned back and brought to dishonor
who desire to hurt me.
Let those who say, “Aha, Aha!”
turn back because of their shame.

Let all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you.
Let those who love your salvation
say evermore, “God is great!”
But I am poor and needy;
hasten to me, O God!
You are my help and my deliverer;
O Lord, do not delay!


O God, we seek you this morning. Amid our never-ending tasks and assignments, we can lose sight of you. Remind us that you are with us and that all the earthly things that draw us from you do not hold power over us, even if it seems that way in the moment. Call us. Draw us to you. For we know that you are our great helper. May we be mindful of this in all that we face this day. Amen.


Written by Rev. Margaret (Maggie) Alsup (she/her/hers),

College Chaplain and Director of Service, Lyon College (Arkansas)

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