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 127 (NLT) – A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. A psalm of Solomon.
Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the Lord protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good. It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones.
Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands. How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them! He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates.
O Lord our God: Thank you for claiming us as your own and placing us in tribes and nations that we may love and serve you –
+ empower us with your Spirit that we may advance your Kingdom…
+ empower us with your Spirit that we may bear good fruit…
+ empower us with your Spirit that we may bless those around us…
+ empower us with your Spirit that we may balance our work with rest…
+ empower us with your Spirit that we may trust you with our worries…
O Lord our God: Thank you for claiming us as your own and placing us in tribes and nations. Give us children whose lives are centered on you, whose help and hope comes from faith and trust in your Son, Jesus Christ, who lives with you in unity with the Holy Spirit, one God, the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Amen.
“Psalm 127” – The Corner Room
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.