Queen Esther prayed: “Remember, O Lord; make yourself known in this time of our affliction, and give me courage…save us by your hand, and help me, who am alone and have no helper but you, O Lord.”
I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart;
before the gods I will sing your praise.
I will bow down toward your holy temple
and praise your Name,
because of your love and faithfulness;
For you have glorified your Name
and your word above all things.
When I called, you answered me;
you increased my strength within me.
All the kings of the earth will praise you, O Lord,
when they have heard the words of your mouth.
They will sing of the ways of the Lord,
that great is the glory of the Lord.
Though the Lord be high, he cares for the lowly;
he perceives the haughty from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you keep me safe;
you stretch forth your hand against the fury of my enemies;
your right hand shall save me.
The Lord will make good his purpose for me;
O Lord, your love endures forever;
do not abandon the works of your hands.
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