Praying the Psalms: Sat, 21 Jul – Psalm 19 ~ The voice of God

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 19 (NLT)

The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world.

God has made a home in the heavens for the sun. It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding. It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race. The sun rises at one end of the heavens and follows its course to the other end. Nothing can hide from its heat.

The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul.

  • The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
  • The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart.
  • The commands of the Lord are clear, giving insight for living.
  • Reverence for the Lord is pure, lasting forever.
  • The laws of the Lord are true; each one is fair.
  • They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold.
  • They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb.
  • They are a warning to your servant, a great reward for those who obey them.

How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults. Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don’t let them control me. Then I will be free of guilt and innocent of great sin.

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: The heavens proclaim your glory for everyone to see –

+ The sun and moon reveal your glory by day and by night
+ The changing seasons and weather reveal your power
+ The infinite solar systems in outer space reveal your majesty

Nevertheless, some hear, and others don’t. Some recognize your presence and working, while others resist – denying that there is anything more in play than natural cause and effect. Lord our God, open the eyes of unbelievers to see your glory.

O Lord our God: Your Word proclaims Truth for the saving of our souls –

+ Your Word reveals your character
+ Your Word reveals your saving grace
+ Your Word reveals your Son our Savior
+ Your Word reveals your mercy and the forgiveness of sin
+ Your Word reveals your wisdom for godly living

O Lord our God: You alone deserve our highest praise and thoughtful attention –

+ For you enlighten our minds and make us wise
+ For you revive our senses and open our hearts
+ For you cause mourners to sing and captives to leap for joy
+ For you fill the brokenhearted with gladness and hope
+ For you show the penitent the way to peace

O Lord our God: May our lives reflect your glory and honor you, through your Son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.

“Voice Of The Skies (Psalm 19)” – The Shiyr Poets

The heavens declare the glory
The heavens declare the glory of
The heavens declare the glory of God

Day after day | Night after night
The voice of the skies proclaim | The art of your hands
Without a sound | Without a word
The voice of the skies goes out | To the edge of the world

The heavens declare the glory
The heavens declare the glory of
The heavens declare the glory of God

For the sun a celestial pavilion
Like a couple just wed from their canopy come
The rising of the sun to warm the world
Then the sun completes its circuit
Like a champion running his course with delight
Nothing in the world escapes it’s heat

The law of the Lord is perfect
The law of the Lord revives the soul
The Lord’s commands are sure delighting the heart
The fear of the Lord is blameless
The fear of the Lord gives light to the eyes
The teachings of the Lord make the foolish wise

To be desired | Much more than gold
Sweeter than honey from the honeycomb
Your servant is warned | Of danger and woe
For all who keep your word there’s great reward

For who can discern their own heart
Cleanse me from these hidden faults of mine
Keep me your servant from willful sin
Let them not be master over me
Then I will be blameless
I will be innocent
I will be free from sin

May the words | Of my mouth
May every heartfelt thought be pleasing to you
O Lord My Rock | Redeemer of all
May the life I live be pleasing to you
May the life I live be pleasing to you

The heavens declare the glory
The heavens declare the glory of
The heavens declare the glory of God

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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