Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy. Our soul waiteth for the Lord: He is our help and our shield. (Psa. 33:18,20)
Lord, in all Thy power and glory Still Thy thoughts and eyes are here; Watching o’er Thy ransomed people To Thy gracious heart so dear; Thou for us art interceding; Everlasting is Thy love; And a blessed rest preparing In our Father’s house above.
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. (1 Tim. 2:1‑2)
Pour out your souls to God, And bow them with your knees; And spread your heart and hands abroad, And pray for inner peace: Your guides and brethren bear Forever on your mind; Extend the arms of mighty prayer, In grasping all mankind.
Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: He hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him. (Isa. 53:1‑2)
He shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. (Isa. 52:13)
O Jesus, Lord! ’tis joy to know Thy path is o’er of shame and woe, For us so meekly trod: All finished is Thy work of toil; Thou reapest now the fruit and spoil, Exalted by our God.
If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for He that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they. (Eccl. 5:8)
He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he. (Prov. 16:20)
The world and Satan rage, But He their power controls; His wisdom, love and truth engage Protection for our souls; Though pressed, we will not yield, But shall prevail at length, For Jesus is our sun and shield, Our righteousness and strength.
The Lord giveth wisdom: out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: He is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. (Prov. 2:6‑7)
Through the whole of life’s long way, Outward, inward need we trace; Need arising day by day, Patience, wisdom, strength and grace; Needing Jesus most of all, Full of need, on Him we call; Then how gracious His reply: God shall all your need supply!