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 114 (NLT)
When the Israelites escaped from Egypt—when the family of Jacob left that foreign land—the land of Judah became God’s sanctuary, and Israel became his kingdom.
The Red Sea saw them coming and hurried out of their way! The water of the Jordan River turned away. The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs! What’s wrong, Red Sea, that made you hurry out of their way? What happened, Jordan River, that you turned away? Why, mountains, did you skip like rams? Why, hills, like lambs?
Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob. He turned the rock into a pool of water; yes, a spring of water flowed from solid rock.
O Lord our God: You delivered Israel from the bondage of Egypt, by the blood of lambs; and you deliver our souls today from the bondage of sin and death, by the blood of your Son, Jesus Christ –
+ set us free from the complacency of prosperity and easy living…
+ set us free from the illusion of belonging in kingdoms of this world…
+ be enthroned in our hearts that we may worship in spirit and truth…
+ be enthroned in our hearts that we may follow wherever you lead…
+ be enthroned in our hearts that we may believe you for the impossible…
O Lord our God: You delivered Israel from the bondage of Egypt, by the blood of lambs; and you deliver our souls today from the bondage of sin and death, by the blood of your Son, Jesus Christ, who lives with you in unity with the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.
“Psalm 114: B’tseth Israel” – SAVAE (San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble)
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.