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 75 (NLT) (A Psalm of Asaph)
We thank you, O God! We give thanks because you are near. People everywhere tell of your wonderful deeds.
“I warned the proud, ‘Stop your boasting!’ I told the wicked, ‘Don’t raise your fists! Don’t raise your fists in defiance at the heavens or speak with such arrogance.’” For no one on earth—from east or west, or even from the wilderness—should raise a defiant fist. It is God alone who judges; he decides who will rise and who will fall. For the Lord holds a cup in his hand that is full of foaming wine mixed with spices. He pours out the wine in judgment, and all the wicked must drink it, draining it to the dregs.
But as for me, I will always proclaim what God has done; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob. For God says, “I will break the strength of the wicked, but I will increase the power of the godly.”
O Lord our God: In your strength we are strong; in your presence we are courageous –
+ For you are always near to help us in our times of trouble…
+ For your wondrous works display your care and your sovereign grace…
O Lord our God: Pour out your Spirit on us that we may be fearless –
+ Give us thankful hearts that we may remember your mercies…
+ Give us wisdom and sound judgement that we may judge honestly…
+ Give us clarity that we may discern truth over falsehood…
+ Give us cheerful attitudes that we may fulfill our responsibilities…
+ Give us boldness that we may bear witness against the wicked…
+ Give us joy that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways…
+ Give us justice that we may be vindicated, right triumphing over wrong…
O Lord our God: We come to your throne of grace to receive mercy and help in this our time of need – through Jesus Christ who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.
“Psalm 75” (Unto Thee) – Jessi Colter
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, and 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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