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A New Year Prayer

Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge! (Ps. 16:1)

May the prayer of King David be our prayer as well.

Not only did David pray this prayer, and rely on God as his refuge, but the Son of David also prayed it. He trusted in God even on the cross. Especially on the cross as he offered the great sacrifice of his body and blood "for us men and for our salvation.

Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge!

It is a memorable, powerful and all-encompassing prayer that the Father of all mercies will always answer in the affirmative. And so ask, "Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge!" And no one less than the Almighty and Eternal God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ will do it. For "The Father himself loves you, because you have loved me," says Jesus.

He is our "Refuge and Strength." (Ps. 46:1) He keeps us safe from the overwhelming assaults of the devil, the mob of culture and the frailty of the flesh which, though weak and corrupt, is also redeemed. "And so glorify God with your body" (1 Cor 6:20), praise him with your tongue, and hope in him with all your heart. You will be vindicated.

"Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge." (Psalm 16:1)

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