Morning Prayer: Tuesday 29 Sep 2020 – Psalms (47) and Proverbs (29) ~ Think about God’s Mighty Acts

Morning Prayer, Tuesday, 29 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.

“God is the King of all the earth;
think upon his mighty acts and praise him with a song.

(Psalm 47:7)

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 47

1 O clap your hands together, all you peoples; *
O cry aloud unto God with shouts of joy.
2 For the LORD Most High is to be feared; *
he is the great King over all the earth.
3 He shall subdue the peoples under us, *
and the nations under our feet.
4 He shall choose our inheritance for us, *
the pride of Jacob whom he loved.

5 God has gone up with a shout of triumph, *
the LORD with the sound of the trumpet.
6 O sing praises, sing praises unto our God; *
O sing praises, sing praises unto our King.
7 For God is the King of all the earth; *
think upon his mighty acts and praise him with a song.

8 God reigns over the nations; *
God sits on his holy throne.
9 The princes of the peoples are gathered with the people of the God of Abraham; *
for the mighty upon earth have become the servants of the Lord, and he is very highly exalted.

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“Jerusalem Shofar at Sunrise – Rabbi Shalom Gold

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Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Proverbs 29

18 Without guidance from God
law and order disappear,
but God blesses everyone
who obeys his Law.

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Consider:

“God is the King of all the earth;
think upon his mighty acts and praise him with a song.”
(Psalm 47:7)

“Think upon His Mighty Acts

God’s Nine Mighty Acts in the Old Testament  (Christoph Barth)

  1. God created heaven and earth.
  2. God chose the Fathers of Israel.
  3. God brought Israel out of Egypt.
  4. God led his people through the wilderness.
  5. God Revealed Himself at Sinai.
  6. God granted Israel the Land of Canaan.
  7. God raised up kings in Israel.
  8. God chose Jerusalem.
  9. God Sent His Prophets.

God’s Mighty Act in Jesus

Long ago in many ways and at many times God’s prophets spoke his message to our ancestors. But now at last, God sent his Son to bring his message to us. God created the universe by his Son, and everything will someday belong to the Son. God’s Son has all the brightness of God’s own glory and is like him in every way. By his own mighty word, he holds the universe together. After the Son had washed away our sins, he sat down at the right side of the glorious God in heaven.   (Hebrews 1:1-3)

Profession of Faith: (The Nicene Creed)

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, visible and invisible.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only-begotten Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father [and the Son],
who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen

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“Mighty is our God” – luomer

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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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