Out of the Depths

Out of the Depths

Personalized Scripture Prayer: Psalm 30

We will exalt you, LORD, for you lifted us out of the depths and did not let our enemies gloat over us.

LORD our God, we called to you for help, and you healed us.

You, LORD, brought us up from the realm of the dead; you spared us from going down to the pit.

We sing your praises, LORD, as your faithful people; we praise your holy name.

For your anger lasts only a moment, but your favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

When we felt secure, we said, “We will never be shaken.” LORD, when you favored us, you made our royal mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, we were dismayed. To you, LORD, we called; to the Lord we cried for mercy: “What is gained if we are silenced, if we go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness? Hear, LORD, and be merciful to us; LORD, be our help.”

You turned our wailing into dancing; you removed our sackcloth and clothed us with joy, that our heart may sing your praises and not be silent. LORD our God, we will praise you forever.