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 130 (NLT) – A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.
From the depths of despair, O Lord, I call for your help. Hear my cry, O Lord. Pay attention to my prayer.
I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word. I long for the Lord more than sentries long for the dawn, yes, more than sentries long for the dawn.
O Israel, hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is unfailing love. His redemption overflows. He himself will redeem Israel from every kind of sin.
O Lord our God: Hear our cries for help, and have mercy on us, as we wait patiently for your return –
+ for you alone are trustworthy…
+ for you alone are loving and kind…
+ for you alone provide forgiveness of sin…
+ for you alone provide escape from temptation…
+ for you alone provide deliverance from evil…
O Lord our God: Here our cries for help, and have mercy on us, as we wait patiently for your return – with freedom, and justice for all – through Jesus Christ who lives and reigns with you in unity with the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
“Psalm 130” (I Will Wait For You) – Keith and Kristyn Getty
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.