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Happy are those who do not follow
the advice of the wicked,
but their delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on God’s law they meditate day and night.
They are like trees planted by streams of water,
which yield their fruit in its season,
and their leaves do not wither.
In all that they do, they prosper.
Answer me when I call, O God of my right!
You gave me room when I was in distress.
Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.
I will both lie down and sleep in peace;
for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety.
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and exult in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
Psalm 16:7-9, 11
I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
in the night also my heart instructs me.
I keep the Lord always before me;
because God is at my right hand,
I shall not be moved.
Therefore my heart is glad,
and my soul rejoices;
my body also rests secure.
You show me the path of life.
In your presence there is fullness of joy;
in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Psalm 17: 6-8
I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God;
incline your ear to me, hear my words.
Wondrously show your steadfast love,
Guard me as the apple of the eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings.
I love you, O Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer,
my God, my rock in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised.
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2 Corinthians 13:34
The grace of our Savior Jesus Christ,
and the love of God, and the fellowship
of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. Amen.
The peace of God, which passes all understanding,
guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Amen.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace
in believing, so that you may abound in hope
by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Now may the God of peace make you complete
in everything good so that you may do God’s will,
working among us that which is pleasing
in God’s sight, through Jesus Christ,
to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
1 Thessalonians 3:12-13
May the Lord make you increase and abound
in love for one another and for all.
And may God so strengthen your hearts in holiness
that you may be blameless before our God at the
coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints. Amen.
2 Peter 1:2-3
May grace and peace be yours in abundance
in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
God’s divine power has given us everything needed
for life and godliness, through the knowledge of the
One who called us by divine glory and goodness. Amen.