Praying the Psalms: Mon, 02 Jul – Psalm 2 ~ Kiss God’s royal son!

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 2 (NLT)

Why are the nations so angry? Why do they waste their time with futile plans? The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the Lord and against his anointed one.

“Let us break their chains,” they cry, “and free ourselves from slavery to God.”

But the one who rules in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them. Then in anger he rebukes them, terrifying them with his fierce fury. For the Lord declares,

“I have placed my chosen king on the throne in Jerusalem, on my holy mountain.”

The king proclaims the Lord’s decree:

“The Lord said to me, ‘You are my son. Today I have become your Father. Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the whole earth as your possession. You will break them with an iron rod and smash them like clay pots.’”

Now then, you kings, act wisely! Be warned, you rulers of the earth! Serve the Lord with reverent fear, and rejoice with trembling. Submit to God’s royal son, or he will become angry, and you will be destroyed in the midst of all your activities—for his anger flares up in an instant. But what joy for all who take refuge in him!
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Morning Prayer

Sovereign Lord: you have made your royal son – Jesus Messiah – Kings of kings, the hope of Israel, the hope of all the nations.

+ Fill us with joy-filled expectation of his imminent return….
+ Free us from despair and fill us with confident hope….
+ Shape us through fidelity to his Kingship, his rule and reign….
+ Inspire in us a passion to advance his Kingdom, beginning with us….
+ Open every guilty heart to receive your mercy and redemption….

Press on King Jesus – ruler of all nations, until every knee bows and tongue declares: “You are Lord!” We await your return; come quickly.
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“Why Do the Nations Rage” – The Shiyr Poets


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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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