The House of God
(Cláudio Carvalhaes)

“We are called to live in the house of God and the house of God is among those who are suffering.”

Who are you praying for? And with whom are you praying?

Psalm 27
God is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
God is the stronghold of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?

When evildoers assail me
to devour my flesh—
my adversaries and foes—
they shall stumble and fall.

Though an army encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear;
though war rise up against me,
yet I will be confident.

One thing I asked of God,
that will I seek after:
to live in the house of God
all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of God,
and to inquire in God’s temple.

For God will hide me in his shelter
in the day of trouble;
God will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
God will set me high on a rock.

Now my head is lifted up
above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make melody to God.

Hear, O God, when I cry aloud,
be gracious to me and answer me!
“Come,” my heart says, “seek God’s face!”
Your face, God, do I seek.
Do not hide your face from me.

Do not turn your servant away in anger,
you who have been my help.
Do not cast me off, do not forsake me,
O God of my salvation!
If my father and mother forsake me,
the Lord will take me up.

Teach me your way, O Lord,
and lead me on a level path
because of my enemies.
Do not give me up to the will of my adversaries,
for false witnesses have risen against me,
and they are breathing out violence.

I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
Wait for God;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for God!

This episode was written and recorded by Cláudio Carvalhaes. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms by Podington Bear, Field Show by Young Bay, and The First Person Awake and When it Gets Dark at 4p by Will Bangs.

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