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 82 (NLT) (A Psalm of Asaph)
God presides over heaven’s court; he pronounces judgment on the heavenly beings: “How long will you hand down unjust decisions by favoring the wicked? Interlude
“Give justice to the poor and the orphan; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute. Rescue the poor and helpless; deliver them from the grasp of evil people. But these oppressors know nothing; they are so ignorant! They wander about in darkness, while the whole world is shaken to the core. I say, ‘You are gods; you are all children of the Most High. But you will die like mere mortals and fall like every other ruler.’”
Rise up, O God, and judge the earth, for all the nations belong to you.
O Lord our God: You are the Sovereign Ruler of all; restore justice and righteousness in our land for your name’s sake –
+ for our government has misused its power and abused our trust…
+ for our government has no respect for you, or your people…
+ for our government has no moral center, no holy fear…
+ for our government has abandoned your eternal truths…
O Lord our God: You are the Righteous Judge of all; judge us now impartially, with mercy and truth for your name’s sake –
+ for our nation has become morally blind…
+ for our nation has become Biblically ignorant…
+ for our nation has been torn apart by civil disorder…
+ for our nation has been sold out by evil officials…
O Lord our God: You are the Most High God, blessed be your name! Judge your people who are called by your name, and restore as a united nation under your sovereign rule, through your Son Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.
“Psalm 82” (Rescue) – My Soul Among Lions [featuring footage from Operation Save America’s Mother Day Rescue]
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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