Praying the Psalms: Sat, 10 Nov – Psalm 115 ~ Not to us, O Lord!

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.
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Morning Reading: Psalm 115 (NLT)

Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness. Why let the nations say, “Where is their God?” Our God is in the heavens, and he does as he wishes.

  • Their idols are merely things of silver and gold, shaped by human hands.
  • They have mouths but cannot speak, and eyes but cannot see.
  • They have ears but cannot hear, and noses but cannot smell.
  • They have hands but cannot feel, and feet but cannot walk, and throats but cannot make a sound.
  • And those who make idols are just like them, as are all who trust in them.

O Israel, trust the Lord! He is your helper and your shield. O priests, descendants of Aaron, trust the Lord! He is your helper and your shield. All you who fear the Lord, trust the Lord! He is your helper and your shield.

The Lord remembers us and will bless us. He will bless the people of Israel and bless the priests, the descendants of Aaron. He will bless those who fear the Lord, both great and lowly.

May the Lord richly bless both you and your children. May you be blessed by the Lord, who made heaven and earth. The heavens belong to the Lord, but he has given the earth to all humanity. The dead cannot sing praises to the Lord, for they have gone into the silence of the grave. But we can praise the Lord both now and forever!

Praise the Lord!
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Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: Not to us, but to you belong all glory and praise –

+ for we have not loved you wholeheartedly…
+ for we have not loved others as ourselves…
+ for we have been silenced by the scorn of unbelievers…
+ for we have not embraced your sovereign will for our lives…
+ for we have allowed false gods to dominate public discourse…

O Lord our God: Not to us, but to you belong all glory and praise –

+ strengthen our resolve to trust you in all things…
+ renew our assurance of your grace and goodness…
+ deepen our awareness of your indwelling Spirit in our hearts…
+ consecrate our efforts to share the Good News of your Son, Jesus Christ…

O Lord our God: Not to us, but to you belong all glory and praise. Let us be a bright light to all the nations of the earth through faith and trust in your Son, Jesus Christ, who lives with you in unity with the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.
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“Psalm 115” – Не Нам (Not to us) – Sofia (Bulgaria) Gospel Choir in Gospel Kirchentag 2018


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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.
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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.



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