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Psalms for Special Needs.

The following Psalms are especially appropriate for times of special need:

When Afraid: Ps. 27; Ps. 56
When Anxious: Ps. 46
When Disaster Threatens: Ps. 34; Ps. 91; Ps. 121
When Discouraged: Ps. 23; Ps. 37; Ps. 42; Ps. 55; Ps. 90
When Facing a Crisis: Ps. 34; Ps. 46; Ps. 118; Ps. 121
When Friends Fail: Ps. 27; Ps. 35
When Leaving Home: Ps. 27; Ps. 121
When Needing God’s Protection: Ps. 27; Ps. 62; Ps. 91; Ps. 139
When Needing Inward Peace: Ps. 37; Ps. 85
When Needing Prayer: Ps. 4; Ps. 6; Ps. 20; Ps. 22; Ps. 25; Ps. 42; Ps. 51
When Sick: Ps. 32; Ps. 38; Ps. 91
When We Sin: Ps. 6; Ps. 51; Ps. 139
When Sorrowing: Ps. 40; Ps. 42; Ps. 43; Ps. 51
When Tempted: Ps. 1; Ps. 73; Ps. 101; Ps. 110; Ps. 139
When Thankful: Ps. 65; Ps. 84; Ps. 92; Ps. 95; Ps. 100; Ps. 103; Ps. 116; Ps. 136; Ps. 147
When In Trouble: Ps. 2; Ps. 16; Ps. 31; Ps. 34; Ps. 37; Ps. 38; Ps. 40; Ps. 139
When Weary: Ps. 6; Ps. 27; Ps. 55; Ps. 60; Ps. 90

Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not wont; He makes me de down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters; He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death; I fear no evil.
For Thou art with me. Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
Thou anointest my head with oil, and most excellent is Thy Cup which brings me joy!
Surely goodness and mercy shad follow me all the days of my life.
And I shall dwetl in the house of the LORD for ever.

Bible Helps.

Where to Find:

The Ten Commandments Exodus 20:1-17
The Shepherd Psalm Psalm 23
The Birth of Jesus Luke 2:1-20
The Baptism of Jesus Matthew 3
The Temptation of Jesus Matthew 4:1-11
The Transfiguration of Jesus Luke 9:28-36
The Entry Into Jerusalem Matthew 21:1-10
The Crucifixion John 19
The Resurrection Matthew 28
The Ascension Acts 1:1-12
The Descent of the Holy Spirit Acts 2
The Lord’s Prayer Matthew 6:9-13
The Sermon on the Mount Matthew 5-7
The Beatitudes Matthew 5:1-12
The Great Commandments Matthew 22:34-40
The Last Judgment Matthew 25:31-46
The Parable of the Good Samaritan Luke 10:29-37
The Parable of the Prodigal Son Luke 15:11-32
The Parable of the Publican and the Pharisee Luke 18:10-14
The Great Commission Matthew 28:19-20
The Golden Rule Matthew 7:12
The New Commandment John 13:34
The Chapter on Love 1 Corinthians 13
The Gospel Condensed John 3:16

Sayings of Jesus:

Salt of the earth Matthew 5:13
Left hand knowing what the right hand does Matthew 6:3
The Eleventh Hour Matthew 20:6
No Prophet accepted in his own country Luke 4:24
Turning the cheek Matthew 5:39
It is more blessed to give than to receive Acts 20:35
The blind leading the blind
Get behind Me, Satan! Matthew 16:23
John 14:6

Sayings from St. Paul:

All things to all men 1 Corinthians 9:22
Practice hospitality Romans 12:13
Heap coals of fire on his head Romans 12:20
A thorn in the flesh 2 Corinthians 12:7
A labor of love 1 Thessalonians 1:3
Temperate in all things 1 Corinthians 9:25
The wages of sin is death Romans 6:23
In the twinkling of an eye 1 Corinthians 15:52
Tribute to whom tribute is due Romans 13:7

Other Sayings:

Faith without works is dead James 2:17,26
The tongue is a fire James 3:6
With the Lord one day is as a thousand years 2 Peter 3:8
Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer 1 John 3:15
God is love 1 John 4:8
I am the Alpha and the Omega Revelation 1:8

Great Prayers of the Bible.

Prayers of Jesus:

The Lord’s Prayer Matthew 6:9-13
Thanksgiving Matthew 11:25-26
For His followers John 17
In Gethsemane Matthew 26:39
For forgiveness of His enemies Luke 23:34

Prayers of the Old Testament:

Prayer for the offering of tithes Deuteronomy 26:10-15
Solomon’s prayer for wisdom 1 Kings 3:5-9
Prayer of hope in trouble Psalms 42 and 43
For the presence of God Psalm 90
Prayer of repentance Psalm 51
To the All-seeing God Psalm 139
When God seems far away Isaiah 63:15-64:12

Three Benedictions.

Numbers 6:24-26 Hebrews 13:20-21 1 Timothy 1:17

Hymns of the Old Testament.

The Song of Moses in the Exodus Exodus 15:1-19
Another Song of Moses Deuteronomy 32:1-43
The Prayer of Hannah 1 Samuel 2:1-10
The Prayer of Habakkuk the Prophet Habakkuk 3:1-19
The Prayer of Isaiah the Prophet Isaiah 26:9-20
The Prayer of Jonah the Prophet Jonah 2:3-10
The Prayer of the Three Holy Children Daniel 3:26-56 (LXX)
The Song of the Three Holy Children Daniel 3:57-88 (LXX)

The Earliest Christian Hymns.

Ave Maria (Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos) Luke 1:28-33
Magnificat (My soul magnifies the Lord) Luke 1:46-55
Benedictus (Blessed be the Lord God) Luke 1:68-79
Gloria in Excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) Luke 2:14
Nunc Dimittis (Lord, now lettest Thou) Luke 2:29-32

Excerpt taken from “These Truths We Hold – The Holy Orthodox Church: Her Life and Teachings”. Compiled and Edited by A Monk of St. Tikhon’s Monastery. Copyright 1986 by the St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press, South Canaan, Pennsylvania 18459.

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