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Sanctuary of Strength

miqdash ma’oz

my refuge

The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;   Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;  Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. Psalm 20:1-3

But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.   I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. Psalms 3:3,4

A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. Psalms 68:5

You are awesome, God, in your sanctuaries. The God of Israel gives strength and power to his people. Praise be to God! Psalms 68:35

How precious is your loving kindness, God! The children of men take refuge under the shadow of your wings.  They shall be abundantly satisfied with the abundance of your house. You will make them drink of the river of your pleasures. Psalms 36:7,8

Hear my cry, O God; attend unto 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.  For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.  I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.  Psalms 61:1-4

For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. Psalms 27:5

Send thee help from the sanctuary

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.   I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.  Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.   He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.   Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;  Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.   A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.   Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.   Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;   There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.   For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.  They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.  Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.   Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.  He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.   With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.  Psalm 91

He is my refuge and my fortress: my God;

In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.   Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.  For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.   Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.  Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.  Psalms 31:1-5

In you, Yahweh, I take refuge. Never let me be disappointed.  Deliver me in your righteousness, and rescue me. Turn your ear to me, and save me.  Be to me a rock of refuge to which I may always go. Give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.  Rescue me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.  For you are my hope, Lord Yahweh; my confidence from my youth.  Psalms 71:1-5

Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.   He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.   Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.  The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.  Psalm 46:8-11

Great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised, in the city of our God, in his holy mountain.  Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion, on the north sides, the city of the great King.  God has shown himself in her citadels as a refuge.  For, behold, the kings assembled themselves, they passed by together.  They saw it, then they were amazed. They were dismayed. They hurried away.   Trembling took hold of them there, pain, as of a woman in travail.  With the east wind, you break the ships of Tarshish.  As we have heard, so we have seen, in the city of Yahweh of Armies, in the city of our God. God will establish it forever. Selah.  We have thought about your loving kindness, God, in the middle of your temple.  As is your name, God, so is your praise to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is full of righteousness.  Let Mount Zion be glad! Let the daughters of Judah rejoice, Because of your judgments.  Walk about Zion, and go around her. Number its towers.  Mark well her bulwarks. Consider her palaces, that you may tell it to the next generation.  For this God is our God forever and ever. He will be our guide even to death.  Psalm 48

And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; because they have defiled my land, they have filled mine inheritance with the carcases of their detestable and abominable things.  O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.   Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?  Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is The LORD.  Jeremiah 16:18-21

Having then a great high priest, who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let’s hold tightly to our confession.  For we don’t have a high priest who can’t be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but one who has been in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin.  Let’s therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace for help in time of need.  Hebrews 4:14-16

May find grace for help in time of need.