Morning Prayer: Monday 28 Sep 2020 – Psalms (46) and Proverbs (28) ~ The LORD of hosts is with us!

Morning Prayer, Monday, 28 Sep 2020

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

Opening:

O merciful Lord, grant to your faithful people pardon and peace,
that we may be cleansed from all our sins and serve you with a quiet mind;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

“Be still then and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations, and I will be exalted in the earth.

The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.”
(Psalm 46:10-11)

Preparation:

 Holy Spirit, breath of God and fire of love, I cannot pray without your aid: Kindle in me the fire of your love, and illumine me with your light; that with a steadfast will and holy thoughts I may approach the Father in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ my Lord, who reigns with you and the Father in eternal union. Amen.

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The New Cloverdale Psalter (2019 Update of 1535 Original

Psalm 46

1 God is our refuge and strength, *
a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved, *
and though the hills be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though its waters rage and swell, *
and though the mountains shake at its tempest.

4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, *
the holy dwelling place of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of her; therefore she shall not be moved. *
God shall help her at the break of day.
6 The nations are in an uproar, and the kingdoms are moved, *
but God has lifted his voice, and the earth shall melt away.
7 The LORD of hosts is with us; *
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

8 O come and behold the works of the LORD, *
what devastations he has brought upon the earth.
9 He makes wars to cease in all the world; *
he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear, and burns the chariots in the fire.
10 “Be still then and know that I am God; *
I will be exalted among the nations, and I will be exalted in the earth.”
11 The LORD of hosts is with us; *
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

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“Psalm 46 – Lord of Hosts” – Shane & Shane

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Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Proverbs 28

2 In time of civil war
there are many leaders,
but a sensible leader
restores law and order.

5 Criminals don’t know
what justice means,
but all who respect the Lord
understand it completely.

13 If you don’t confess your sins,
you will be a failure.
But God will be merciful
if you confess your sins
and give them up.

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Consider:

“Be still then and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations, and I will be exalted in the earth.”
The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.
(Psalm 46:10-11)

Be still and know that I am God

Sit down and wait in patience, ye believers! Acknowledge that Jehovah is God, ye who feel the terrors of his wrath! Adore him, and him only, ye who partake in the protection of his grace. Since none can worthily proclaim his nature, let “expressive silence muse his praise.”

— Spurgeon

The Lord of hosts is with us

Reader, is the Lord on thy side? Is Emmanuel, God with us, thy Redeemer? Is there a covenant between thee and God as between God and Jacob? If so, thrice happy art thou. Show thy joy in holy song, and in times of trouble play the man by still making music for thy God.

— Spurgeon

Prayer:

+ For Quiet Confidence

O God of peace, who has taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and in confidence shall be our strength: By the might of your Spirit lift us, we pray, to your presence, where we may be still and know that you are God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

“Be Still” – Hillsong Worship

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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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