Praying the Psalms: Tue, 17 Jul – Psalm 15 ~ Who may worship?

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 15 (NLT)

Who may worship in your sanctuary, Lord?
Who may enter your presence on your holy hill?

  • Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right, speaking the truth from sincere hearts.
  • Those who refuse to gossip or harm their neighbors or speak evil of their friends.
  • Those who despise flagrant sinners, and honor the faithful followers of the Lord, and keep their promises even when it hurts.
  • Those who lend money without charging interest, and who cannot be bribed to lie about the innocent.

Such people will stand firm forever.

Morning Prayer

Lord our God: Receive the worship of your people –

+ who approach you in spirit and in truth
+ who live with integrity of heart and mind
+ who love to do what’s right in your sight
+ who do no injury to others

Lord our God: Conform our lives to your Word –

+ that we might shun the company of evil persons
+ that we might encourage those who do good
+ that we might honor our commitments
+ that we might generously help the needy
+ that we might love mercy and seek justice for all

Lord our God: Clothe us in the mantel of Christ,
that we might live blamelessly in your sight,
now and forever. Amen.

“Here On Earth (Psalm 15)” – The Shiyr Poets

Lord who may sojourn | Who may worship and rest
In your sanctuary | Here on earth
Lord who may live on | Who may dwell on your hill
On your holy mountain | Who may dwell

Those who walk without blame and do justice
Speaking truth from their hearts to their neighbor
Those whose tongues speak no slander
No wrong or hateful slur
Who despises a vile and evil man
Yet who honors all who fear the Lord

What they vow they fulfill even when it hurts | They will never change
When they lend to those in need | No interest will be charged
They won’t accept a bribe to speak against the innocent

Those who do these things | Will never stumble and fall
They will not be shaken here on earth
They will not be shaken here on earth

Lord who may sojourn who may worship and rest
In your sanctuary here on earth . . . . here on earth . . . .

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.

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

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