Praying the Psalms: Mon, 30 Jul – Psalm 26 ~ Lord, test our integrity.

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 26 (NLT)

Declare me innocent, O Lord, for I have acted with integrity; I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. Put me on trial, Lord, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart. For I am always aware of your unfailing love, and I have lived according to your truth.

  • I do not spend time with liars or go along with hypocrites.
  • I hate the gatherings of those who do evil, and I refuse to join in with the wicked.
  • I wash my hands to declare my innocence.
  • I come to your altar, O Lord, singing a song of thanksgiving and telling of all your wonders.
  • I love your sanctuary, Lord, the place where your glorious presence dwells.

Don’t let me suffer the fate of sinners. Don’t condemn me along with murderers. Their hands are dirty with evil schemes, and they constantly take bribes. But I am not like that; I live with integrity.

So redeem me and show me mercy.  Now I stand on solid ground, and I will publicly praise the Lord.

Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: your standard for integrity is your Son, Jesus Christ; help us grow up into him –

+ that we might live in your truth and follow in his footsteps
+ that our hearts may be pure and our lives made holy
+ that we might choose good, honest, companions to be with us
+ that our joy in worship and service might increase
+ that we might confidently trust in your justice and mercy

O Lord our God: we confess that our lives are in our gracious hands to do with as you will. Look upon your Son, Jesus Christ, when you consider us – for it is in him alone that we live and move and have our being. In Jesus’ name we ask it. Amen.

“Psalm 26 (Declare Me Innocent)” – Randy Gordon


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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