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Psalms 61 - NIV

[a]For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Of David.

1

Hear my cry, O God;
listen to my prayer.

2

From the ends of the earth I call to you,
I call as my heart grows faint;
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

3 For you have been my refuge,
a strong tower against the foe.

4

I long to dwell in your tent forever
and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.[b]

5 For you, God, have heard my vows;
you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.

6

Increase the days of the king’s life,
his years for many generations.

7 May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever;
appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him.

8

Then I will ever sing in praise of your name
and fulfill my vows day after day.


Footnotes

a. Psalms 61:1 In Hebrew texts 61:1-8 is numbered 61:2-9.
b. Psalms 61:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.


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Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Dec, 2016
Summary: Ever felt discouraged? Ever felt that you wanted to restore a right relationship with the God to sense His presence again? This is how King David felt as he cried out to God for more of Him.
Scripture: Psalms 61:1-8
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 38
Ian Humphrey avatar
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: lead me to the rock that is higher than I
Scripture: Psalms 61:1-2
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 762
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: WHEN IT'S TOO MUCH FOR ME
Scripture: Psalms 61:1-4
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 335
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Shared by: Michael J McInally Jr. on Aug, 2015
Summary: This was my first time preaching, I shared this message with the young adult group at our church I pray that someone will find it useful and it helps you grow closer to God.
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Shared by: Perry Greene on Nov, 2014
Summary: We have real challenges in life that we think we can control. The truth is that we are dependent on God. When our hearts come together with his we find the sanctuary we need.
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Cave In
Shared by: Mike Hullah on Oct, 2013
Summary: Throughout scripture we find ourselves many Godly people ending up living in Caves. What are these "cave experiences". This sermon shows the "blessings" found in caves!
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Scripture: Psalms 61:1-2
Views: 3,778
Jonathan Powell avatar
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Shared by: Jonathan Powell on Mar, 2013
Summary: Sermon based on the trials of life
Scripture: Psalms 61:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 811
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When God Seems Far Away
Shared by: H.B. Charles Jr. on Jun, 2012
Summary: "When God Seems Far Away" is an exposition of Psalm 61, which teaches that you can never be so far away that God cannot hear you when you call.
based on 22 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 61:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 21,711
Jerry Stepp avatar
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Shared by: Jerry Stepp on May, 2011
Summary: Words of Encouragement in the mist of a Sorrow filled time
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 61:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,693
Ralph Andrus avatar
Lead Me To The Rock
Shared by: Ralph Andrus on Mar, 2011
Summary: Jesus: My Rock of Strength, Stability, Safety & Shelter
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 61:2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,781
Kevin L. Jones avatar
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Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on May, 2010
Summary: A sermon examining the proper way to deal with discouragement.
based on 33 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 61:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 15,557
Don Baggett avatar
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Shared by: Don Baggett on Dec, 2007
Summary: The Christian life is not lived from Christmas to Christmas, or Easter to Easter, or month to month, or week to week, but every day, all the time.
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 61:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,558
Dr. Jeremy Simpson avatar
How to overcome being Overwhelmed
Shared by: Dr. Jeremy Simpson on Mar, 2007
Summary: The Story is found in II Samuel 17-18. David says that he is “overwhelmed” Psalm 61:2 Overwhelmed means to “throw a dark sheet over to create darkness.” All of us come into that point of our life sometimes when we feel like our life has been covered ove
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Scripture: Psalms 61:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 9,485
Mark Baker avatar
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Shared by: Mark Baker on Dec, 2006
Summary: David is calling out to God. In one he says, my heart is overwhelmed, and in the other he says, My soul refused to be comforted. Have you ever been in a place where your heart refuses to be comforted or where the circumstances of life seem to totally over
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Scripture: Psalms 61:1-3
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 3,849
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"A Celebration of Holiness"
Shared by: Ron Newton on Aug, 2003
Summary: Funeral message for Reta O’Neill, a 98 year old saint in the Church.
based on 33 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 61:1-8
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 2,452
Paul Apple avatar
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Shared by: Paul Apple on Oct, 2000
Summary: THE FAINT-HEARTED APPRECIATE GOD AS THEIR SOLID ROCK OF REFUGE
based on 58 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 61:1-8
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,173
Daniel Olukoya avatar
The Miracle Cry
Shared by: Daniel Olukoya on May, 2001
Summary: Psalm 61: I - 2 says, "Hear my cry, O God: attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I."
based on 142 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 28,648
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Shared by: Robert Laymance on Dec, 2000
Summary: Encourage and Examination of the Christian Work.
based on 109 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 61:1-8
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Views: 852