Praying the Psalms: Fri, 05 Oct – Psalm 84 ~ O God, I want to live with you!

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.
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Morning Reading: Psalm 84 (NLT) (A psalm of the descendants of Korah)

How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of Heaven’s Armies. I long, yes, I faint with longing to enter the courts of the Lord. With my whole being, body and soul, I will shout joyfully to the living God.

Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow builds her nest and raises her young at a place near your altar, O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, my King and my God! What joy for those who can live in your house, always singing your praises. Interlude

What joy for those whose strength comes from the Lord, who have set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. When they walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs. The autumn rains will clothe it with blessings. They will continue to grow stronger, and each of them will appear before God in Jerusalem.

O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies, hear my prayer. Listen, O God of Jacob. Interlude

O God, look with favor upon the king, our shield! Show favor to the one you have anointed.

A single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else! I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good life in the homes of the wicked. For the Lord God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right. O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, what joy for those who trust in you.
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Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: Our souls long for you in this world of sin and corruption…

+ for you alone feed us with the word of life…
+ for you alone forgive us and set us free from sin and death…
+ for you alone fill our sin-sick souls with songs of praise…

O Lord our God: Our souls long for your comfort in this world of sin and corruption…

+ that we might share with others the blessings we have received…
+ that all might receive refreshment by living in your presence…
+ that all might be strengthened and encouraged by your loving-kindness…

O Lord our God: Our souls long for your protection in this world of sin and corruption…

+ for you alone are the healer of broken hearts…
+ for you alone are the hope of broken dreams…
+ for you alone are the help of broken lives…

 O Lord our God: Thank you for your gift of life, abundant and eternal, through your Son, Jesus Christ. It’s in his name we pray that our joy and trust in you may know no bounds – all to the glory of your name. Amen.
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“Psalm 84” (How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place) – Himig Heswita


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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.
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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.



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