Mary Anna (7 May 2011)
"Michael Colunga (6 May 2011) "RE:  Fay--your post, "What a mess"""

Hi Fay,   As per Michael Colunga , May 6, 2011, I copied the psalms he recommends: and I echo his sentiments!   As with me, you may have had to memorize each one in Sunday School years ago.
Mary Anna

 Hello, John and Doves,

For a quick pick-me-up when you're feeling depressed about world events, I recommend reading Psalm 22, Psalm 23, and Psalm 24 straight through.  It takes only about 15 minutes, including the inevitable quick meditations and prayers we go through whenever the Holy Spirit quickens the Word to our hearts.

Psalm 22 starts out woeful, then progresses to hope.  Psalm 23 is full of confidence.  Psalm 24 is outright victorious!

May the LORD keep you and yours in the palm of His hand [John 6:37, John 10:27-29]  until we meet in
the air,
Mike C.
Ps. 22:1-31..."My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me and
                from the words of my roaring?
            Oh my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.
    But Thou art holy, OThou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
             Our fathers trusted in Thee: they trusted and thou didst deliver them.
             They cried unto Thee, and were delivered: they trusted in Thee and were not confounded.
             But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men,and despised of the people.
            All they that see me laugh me to scorn; they shoot out the lip, they shake the head saying,
           He trusted on the Lord that He would deliver Him; let him deliver him, seeing He delighted in Him.
             But Thou art He that took me out of the womb; thou didst make me hope when I was upon my
                   mother's breast.
            I was cast upon Thee from the womb: Thou are my God from my mother's belly.
    Be not far from me;for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
                   Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have  beset me round.
    They graped upon me with their mouths, as a raving and roaring lion.
    I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted
               in the midst of my bowels.
    My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou has
             brought me into the dust of death.
    For dogs have compassed me; the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me; they pierced
                         my hands and my feet.
    I may tell all my bones; they look and stare upon me.
    They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
    But be not thou far from me, O Lord: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
    Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
    Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
    I will declare thy name unto my breathren; in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
    Ye that fear the Lord, praise Him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the
                            seed of Israel.
    For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his
            face from him; but when he cried unto him He heard.
            My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation; I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
    The meek shall eat and be satisfied; they shall praise the Lotd that see him; your heart shall
                        live for ever.
    All the ends of the world shall remember and gturn unto the Lorsd; and al the kindreds of the
                        nations shall worship before thee.
    For the kingdom is the Lord's: and he is the governor among the nations.
    All they that be fat upon the earth shall eat and worship; all they that go down to the dust shall
                         bow before him; and none can keep alive his own soul.
    A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
    They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that
                         he hath done this "
       Ps 23: 1-6...,"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
          He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
          He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
          Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou
                               art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
          Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my
                head with oil; my cup runneth over.
          Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the
                 house of the Lord for ever."
  Ps.24:1-6..."The earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof and they that dwell therein .........."                      For He hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
      Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in His holy place?
      He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity nor
                     sworn deceitfully.
      He shall receive the blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
         This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob.
      Lift up your head, O ye gates, and be ye lift  up ye everlasting doors; and the King of Glory
                      shall come in.
      Who is this King of Glory:  The Lord strong and mighty in battle.
                      Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up ye everlasting doors; and the King of Glory
                        shall come in.
        Who is this this King of Glory?  The Lord of hosts, he is the King of Glory."