Morning Prayer: Wednesday 16 Sep 2020 – Psalms (16) and Proverbs (15) ~ In God I trust!

Morning Prayer, Wednesday, 16 Sep 2020

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

Opening:

Gracious God: without You I am unable to please You.
Mercifully grant that Your Holy Spirit may rule and direct my heart in all things;
through Jesus Christ my Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

O my soul, you have said unto the LORD,
“You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” (Psalm 16:2)

Preparation:

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of my heart by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that I may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ my Lord. Amen.

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The New Cloverdale Psalter (2019 Update of 1535 Original

Psalm 16

1 Preserve me, O God, *
for in you have I put my trust.

2 O my soul, you have said unto the LORD, *
“You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.”

3 All my delight is upon the saints who are on the earth, *
and upon those who excel in virtue.

4 But those who run after another god *
shall have great trouble.

5 Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, *
neither make mention of their names with my lips.

6 The LORD himself is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup; *
you shall maintain my lot.

7 The boundaries have fallen for me in pleasant places; *
indeed, I have a goodly heritage.

8 I will thank the LORD for giving me counsel; *
my heart also chastens me in the night season.

9 I have set the LORD always before me; *
he is at my right hand; therefore I shall not fall.

10 Therefore my heart is glad and my soul rejoices. *
My flesh also shall rest in hope.

11 For you shall not leave my soul in the grave, *
neither shall you allow your Holy One to see corruption.

12 You shall show me the path of life; in your presence is the fullness of joy, *
and at your right hand there is pleasure for evermore.

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Psalm 16 (Fullness of oy  – Shane and Shane

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Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Proverbs 15

More Wisdom from Solomon

3 The Lord sees everything,
whether good or bad.

11 If the Lord can see everything
in the world of the dead,
he can see in our hearts.

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Consider: “In God I trust!” (Psalm 16)

Q: What does it mean to trust in God – to be devoted entirely to God’s care?

  1. Protection – God watches over me to keep me safe.
  2. Dependence – God alone is my provider and sustainer.
  3. Faithfulness – God alone is my Master and Lord.
  4. Community – I am connected to other believers.
  5. Heritage – I am a beloved child of God; He knows my name.
  6. Inheritance – I am a blessed child of God, satisfied and content.
  7. Life – I can rejoice now and forever in eternity.

Q: Can you say: “You are my Lord; I trust in You?”

Prayer:

For a Child at Baptism

Watch over your child, O Lord, as his days increase; bless him and guide him, and keep him unspotted from the world. Strengthen him when he stands; comfort him when discouraged or sorrowful; raise him up if he falls; and in his heart may your peace which passes understanding abide all the days of his life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Of Self-dedication (William Temple)

Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to you, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly yours, utterly dedicated to you; and then use us, we pray, as you will, and always to your glory and the welfare of your people; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

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(He knows my name) – Dani Driggs

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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.



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