Nudge and Shove Us (Psalm 21)

Help our leaders, God, remember that they aren’t your counselors. 

Give them what YOU see WE need of justice, righteousness and more. 

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Help us to resist temptation to regard them as your choice.

Teach them how to humbly listen to your gentle guiding voice. 

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By your steadfast love protect us all from malice, greed and strife.

May we trust in you for all things as we navigate this life. 

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Stand between us, Lord, and those who see us as their enemies.

As you love us, nudge and shove us ‘til we live in amity. 

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Source: Psalm 21

Text: © David Alexander, 2020

Tune: Sussex

Score:  https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/Score_PDF-2010/FatherHearThePrayer-Sussex.pdf 

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