Praying the Psalms: Thu, 20 Dec – Psalm 149 ~ Praise is my weapon!

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 149 (NLT)

Praise the Lord!

Sing to the Lord a new song. Sing his praises in the assembly of the faithful.

O Israel, rejoice in your Maker. O people of Jerusalem, exult in your King. Praise his name with dancing, accompanied by tambourine and harp. For the Lord delights in his people; he crowns the humble with victory. Let the faithful rejoice that he honors them. Let them sing for joy as they lie on their beds.

Let the praises of God be in their mouths, and a sharp sword in their hands—

  • to execute vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples,
  • to bind their kings with shackles and their leaders with iron chains,
  • to execute the judgment written against them.

This is the glorious privilege of his faithful ones.

Praise the Lord!
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Morning Prayer

O Lord our God: Hear the praises of Your people filled with joy and hope –

+ for You rescue us from bondage and restore our freedom…
+ for You call us to worship and rejoice in your presence…
+ for You delight in our praise and provide for our welfare…
+ for You lift up the lowly and honor the afflicted…
+ for You provide rest for our souls, now and forever…

O Lord our God: Hear the praises of Your people filled with joy and hope – for You have defeated the devil and his minions through the life, death, and resurrection of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Let our praise at His unpretentious Birth be a declaration of His victorious Return to judge the living and the dead with righteousness and truth – all to Your glory. Amen.
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“Psalm 149” (I’m Gonna Fight) – Brent Jones

Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, be in their mouth
And a two edged sword in their hand

To execute vengeance (to execute vengeance)
Upon the heathen (upon the heathen)
Punishment and judgment (punishment and judgment)
Upon the people (upon the people)

Praise is my weapon, I’m gonna fight

To bind their kings with chains and their nobles
with fetters of iron
I’m gonna fight

The devil is defeated
When I praise the Lord

I’m gonna fight
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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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