Morning Prayer: Saturday 05 Sep 2020 – Psalms (5) and Proverbs (4:20-27) ~ make your way straight before me

Morning Prayer, Saturday, 05 Sep 2020

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Opening:

“Our holy God lives forever in the highest heavens, and this is what he says:
Though I live high above in the holy place,
I am here to help those who are humble and depend only on me.

Isaiah 57:15 (CEV)

Preparation:

Blessed Lord, who caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and the comfort of your Holy Word we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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The New Cloverdale Psalter (2019 Update of 1535 Original

Psalm 5

1 Give ear to my words, O Lord; *
consider my meditation.

2 O hearken unto the voice of my calling, my King and my God, *
for unto you will I make my prayer.

3 My voice shall you hear in the morning, O Lord; *
early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto you,
and will look up.

4 For you are not a god who has pleasure in wickedness, *
neither shall any evil dwell with you.

5 The boastful shall not stand in your sight, *
for you hate all those who work iniquity.

6 You shall destroy those who speak lies; *
the Lord will abhor the bloodthirsty and the deceitful.

7 But as for me, through the multitude of your mercies I will
come into your house, *
and in reverence will I bow myself toward your holy temple.

8 Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness, because
of my enemies; *
make your way straight before my face.

9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; *
their heart is eaten up with wickedness.

10 Their throat is an open sepulcher; *
they flatter with their tongue.

11 Declare them guilty, O God; let them fall because of
their own devices; *
because of the multitude of their transgressions
cast them out, for they have rebelled against you.

12 But let all those who put their trust in you rejoice; *
let them ever give thanks because you defend them;

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Listen to My Words (Psalm 5) – The Shiyr Poets

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Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Proverbs 4: 20-27

My child, listen carefully to everything I say. Don’t forget a single word, but think about it all. Knowing these teachings will mean true life and good health for you. Carefully guard your thoughts because they are the source of true life. Never tell lies or be deceitful in what you say. Keep looking straight ahead, without turning aside. Know where you are headed, and you will stay on solid ground. Don’t make a mistake by turning to the right or the left.

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Consider:  Know where you are headed, and you will stay on solid ground.

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.”

Lewis Carroll

Q: Where are you headed? Where is your life going; what’s your purpose?

Q: Can you identify some of the distractions that get you off track?

Q: What are some of the thoughts that sidetrack you?

Q: What can you do to guard your thoughts? What can you stop doing?

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Prayer:

+ For Our Nation

Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure conduct. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom, in thy Name, we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all of which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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“Providence” – Collington

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Blessing:

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, wherever He may send you.
May He guide you through the wilderness, 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.



Categories: Life around the World, Life in America, Life in Christ, Life in Our Family

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