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 101 (NLT) (A psalm of David.)
- I will lead a life of integrity in my own home.
- I will refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar.
- I hate all who deal crookedly; I will have nothing to do with them.
- I will reject perverse ideas and stay away from every evil.
- I will not tolerate people who slander their neighbors.
- I will not endure conceit and pride.
I will search for faithful people to be my companions. Only those who are above reproach will be allowed to serve me. I will not allow deceivers to serve in my house, and liars will not stay in my presence. My daily task will be to ferret out the wicked and free the city of the Lord from their grip.
O Lord our God: You rule with loving-kindness and justice; help me live a godly life –
+ that I might do what’s right, honest and fair…
+ that I might avoid liars, deceivers, and evil-doers…
+ that I might live with integrity and humility…
O Lord our God: You rule with loving-kindness and justice; help me find godly companions –
+ that my home might reflect your presence…
+ that my friendships might reflect your presence…
+ that my workplace might reflect your presence…
O Lord our God: You rule with loving-kindness and justice; help me follow your Son, Jesus Christ, through the power of your Spirit at work within me, all to your glory. Amen.
“Psalm 101” (When Will You Come, O Lord?) – Chuck Marohnic / Anthony Payton
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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