Psalm 31:1-5 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Prayer and Praise for Deliverance from Enemies
To the leader. A Psalm of David.
1 In you, O Lord, I seek refuge;
3 You are indeed my rock and my fortress;
Psalm 31:12-19 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
12 I have passed out of mind like one who is dead;
14 But I trust in you, O Lord;
19 O how abundant is your goodness
1 Peter 2:2-10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation— 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
4 Come to him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God’s sight, and 5 like living stones, let yourselves be built[a] into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For it stands in scripture:
“See, I am laying in Zion a stone,
7 To you then who believe, he is precious; but for those who do not believe,
“The stone that the builders rejected
“A stone that makes them stumble,
They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.
9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people,[c] in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
10 Once you were not a people,