Praying the Psalms: Fri, 07 Dec – Psalm 138 ~ I give you thanks, O Lord, with all my heart

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 138 (NLT)A psalm of David.

I give you thanks, O Lord, with all my heart; I will sing your praises before the gods. I bow before your holy Temple as I worship. I praise your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness; for your promises are backed by all the honor of your name. As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength.

Every king in all the earth will thank you, Lord, for all of them will hear your words. Yes, they will sing about the Lord’s ways, for the glory of the Lord is very great. Though the Lord is great, he cares for the humble, but he keeps his distance from the proud.

Though I am surrounded by troubles, you will protect me from the anger of my enemies. You reach out your hand, and the power of your right hand saves me. The Lord will work out his plans for my life—for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me.
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Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: We sing praises to your name, and declare your greatness before all powers and authorities –

+ because of your loving-kindness on display around us…
+ because of your faithfulness to your promises to us…
+ because of your encouragement and strength in our times of trouble…

O Lord our God: We sing praises to your name, and declare your greatness before all powers and authorities –

+ because, one day, all shall repent and acknowledge your Kingship…
+ because, one day, the poor and humble will be heirs of your Kingdom…
+ because, one day, you will raise us to live forever in your Kingdom…

O Lord our God: We sing praises to your name, and declare your greatness before all powers and authorities; for you have sent us your Son, Jesus Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever – King of kings, and Lord of lords. Amen.
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“Psalm 138” (On the Day I Called, O Lord) – Catholic Wench [Music composed for a friend’s funeral.]

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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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