Praying the Psalms: Mon, 12 Nov – Psalm 116 ~ I Love the Lord, for he has saved me!

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 116 (NLT)

I love the Lord because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath! Death wrapped its ropes around me; the terrors of the grave overtook me. I saw only trouble and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the Lord: “Please, Lord, save me!”

How kind the Lord is! How good he is! So merciful, this God of ours! The Lord protects those of childlike faith; I was facing death, and he saved me. Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me.

He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. And so I walk in the Lord’s presence as I live here on earth!

I believed in you, so I said, “I am deeply troubled, Lord.” In my anxiety I cried out to you, “These people are all liars!”

What can I offer the Lord for all he has done for me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and praise the Lord’s name for saving me. I will keep my promises to the Lord in the presence of all his people.

The Lord cares deeply when his loved ones die. O Lord, I am your servant; yes, I am your servant, born into your household; you have freed me from my chains. I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord. I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people—in the house of the Lord in the heart of Jerusalem. Praise the Lord!
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Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: You have saved us from death through the willing sacrifice of your Son, Jesus Christ –

+ when our lives were hanging in the balance, he saved us…
+ when our sins resulted in guilt and shame, he saved us…
+ when our troubles threatened to overwhelm us, he saved us…

O Lord our God: You have saved us from death through the willing sacrifice of your Son, Jesus Christ –

+ we love you, for he answered our cries for help…
+ we love you, for he showed us mercy and loving-kindness…

O Lord our God: You have saved us from death through the willing sacrifice of your Son, Jesus Christ –

+ increase in us, our love for him
+ increase in us, our obedience to him…
+ increase in us, our rest in him…

O Lord our God: You have saved us from death through the willing sacrifice of your Son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.
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“Psalm 116” (I love the Lord) – Sons of Korah

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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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