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 92 (NLT) (A song to be sung on the Sabbath Day.)
It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to the Most High. It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness in the evening, accompanied by a ten-stringed instrument, a harp, and the melody of a lyre.
You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me! I sing for joy because of what you have done. O Lord, what great works you do! And how deep are your thoughts. Only a simpleton would not know, and only a fool would not understand this: Though the wicked sprout like weeds and evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever.
But you, O Lord, will be exalted forever. Your enemies, Lord, will surely perish; all evildoers will be scattered. But you have made me as strong as a wild ox. You have anointed me with the finest oil. My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies; my ears have heard the defeat of my wicked opponents. But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon. For they are transplanted to the Lord’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God. Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green. They will declare,
“The Lord is just! He is my rock! There is no evil in him!”
O Lord our God: Thank you for your unfailing love and faithfulness –
+ we sing praises to your Name with glad and grateful hearts….
+ we bless you for seeing us through periods of darkness and pain….
+ we trust you for protection and the defeat of our enemies….
O Lord our God: You rule over all with justice, truth and grace –
+ for you fill us with joy and peace….
+ for you punish the unrepentant with the certainty of death…
+ for you reward the righteous with the abundance of life….
O Lord our God: You bless your people through your Son, Jesus Christ, in whom we trust. Continue in us the good work you have begun that we may flourish in beauty, permanence, glory, and strength and live with you forever. We ask this in his Name. Amen.
“Psalm 92” (Lord, it is good to give you thanks.) – Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philipines
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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