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 112 (NLT)
Praise the Lord!
How joyful are those who fear the Lord and delight in obeying his commands.
- Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed.
- They themselves will be wealthy, and their good deeds will last forever.
- Light shines in the darkness for the godly.
- They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.
- They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.
- They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly.
- They share freely and give generously to those in need.
- Their good deeds will be remembered forever.
- They will have influence and honor.
The wicked will see this and be infuriated. They will grind their teeth in anger; they will slink away, their hopes thwarted.
O Lord our God: Thank you for your grace and loving-kindness, shown to all who worship and obey you –
+ for you have shown us mercy that we might show mercy to others…
+ for you have shown us generosity that we might give generously to others…
+ for you have healed us that we might be a healing presence to others…
+ for you have kept your covenant with us that we might live fearlessly…
O Lord our God: Thank you for your grace and loving-kindness, shown to all who trust in Jesus Christ –
+ for his Kingdom is at hand; ever-growing, ever-expanding among us…
+ for his Kingdom rewards await us; treasures stored in heaven…
+ for he heals the broken-hearted, and comforts those who mourn…
+ for he is compassionate, gentle, and kind; sinless and blameless…
+ for he dwells with you, Triune God, in love, unity and perfect peace…
O Lord our God: Pour out your Spirit on us, that we might trust you in all things, become more like Jesus, and live a full, satisfying life both now and forever – in his Name we pray. Amen.
“Psalm 112” – 4HIM
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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