Praying the Psalms: Sat, 30 Jun – Psalm 1 ~ Oh, the joys of the godly!

Praying the Psalms

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Opening – (Northumbria Community)

One thing I have asked of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life; to behold the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.

Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ, King of endless glory.

Morning Reading: Psalm 1 (NLT)

Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.

But not the wicked! They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind. They will be condemned at the time of judgment. Sinners will have no place among the godly. For the Lord watches over the path of the godly, but the path of the wicked leads to destruction.
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Morning Prayer

Heavenly Father: Show me how to enter into the heart of Jesus as I begin this journey through the Psalms. Deliver me from my own poverty of heart, that I may delight in your Word and allow its richness to shape my life.

Guide me along the path of godliness:

  • that my mind may be enriched…. Lord, hear me.
  • that my heart may be joyful…. Lord, hear me.
  • that my life may be consecrated…. Lord, hear me.

Deliver me from sin and wickedness:

  • that my attitude may be genuine…. Lord, hear me.
  • that my effort may produce good fruit…. Lord, hear me.
  • that my future may be secure…. Lord, hear me.

I ask this in the name of Jesus, who intercedes on my behalf before your throne of grace. Amen.
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“Psalm 1” – Sons of Korah


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Blessing – (Northumbrian Community)

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, wherever He may send you. May He guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm. May He bring you home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown you. May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.
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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!



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