Praying the Psalms: Fri, 10 Aug – Psalm 36 ~ the unfailing love 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 36 (NLT)

Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts. They have no fear of God at all. In their blind conceit, they cannot see how wicked they really are. Everything they say is crooked and deceitful. They refuse to act wisely or do good. They lie awake at night, hatching sinful plots. Their actions are never good. They make no attempt to turn from evil.

Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the ocean depths. You care for people and animals alike, O Lord. How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings. You feed them from the abundance of your own house, letting them drink from your river of delights. For you are the fountain of life, the light by which we see.

Pour out your unfailing love on those who love you; give justice to those with honest hearts. Don’t let the proud trample me or the wicked push me around. Look! Those who do evil have fallen! They are thrown down, never to rise again.

Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: you are compassionate and rich in mercy. Save us from the deceitfulness of sin –

+ Give us pure hearts that give you the honor you deserve
+ Give us open hearts that recognize your goodness surrounding us
+ Give us willing hearts that seek to further your Kingdom purposes

O Lord our God: your faithfulness is limitless; it exceeds all of our expectations –

+ For your righteousness is displayed in all your judgments
+ For your loving-kindness is extended to every living thing
+ For your protection is given to all who take refuge in you
+ For your graciousness is extended to all who come to your table
+ For your life infuses our days us with a glimpse of eternity
+ For your light guides us and turns our darkness into dawning

O Lord our God: pour out your loving-kindness on your people –

+ That all who are honest might receive justice
+ That all who are upright might be vindicated
+ That your name might be glorifies throughout the earth

Through faith and trust in Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

“Your Love Oh Lord” (Psalm 36)” – Third Day


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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