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 95 (NLT)
Come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him. For the Lord is a great God, a great King above all gods. He holds in his hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains. The sea belongs to him, for he made it. His hands formed the dry land, too.
The Lord says, “Don’t harden your hearts as Israel did at Meribah, as they did at Massah in the wilderness. For there your ancestors tested and tried my patience, even though they saw everything I did. For forty years I was angry with them, and I said, ‘They are a people whose hearts turn away from me. They refuse to do what I tell them.’ So in my anger I took an oath: ‘They will never enter my place of rest.’”
O Lord our God: To you belong our worship and joy-filled praise –
+ for you are the Rock of our salvation…
+ for you are our shade and defense…
+ for you are our home, our resting place…
O Lord our God: To you belong our reverence and awe –
+ for you reign supreme over the false gods of unbelievers…
+ for you reign supreme over the earth and all it contains…
+ for you have claimed us as your own, to watch over us…
O Lord our God: Still the tumult within us, that we may listen to your voice and be guided by your Word and Spirit. Strengthen us in Christ Jesus that we might walk in his way, and never know a day apart from you – it’s in his Name we pray. Amen.
“Psalm 95” (Come let us) – Half a Mile
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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