Morning Prayer: Saturday 24 Oct 2020 – Psalms (92) and Proverbs (24) ~ give thanks and sing praises to God

Morning Prayer, Saturday, 24 Oct 2020

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

Opening:

Set us free, loving Father, from the bondage of our sins, and in your goodness and mercy give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD,
and to sing praises unto your Name, O Most High.

For you, LORD, have made me glad by your deeds,
and I will shout for joy because of your handiwork.

(Psalm 92:1,4)

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 92”

1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, *
and to sing praises unto your Name, O Most High,
2 To tell of your loving-kindness early in the morning, *
and of your faithfulness in the night season,
3 Upon an instrument of ten strings and upon the lute, *
with the sound of melody upon the harp.

4 For you, LORD, have made me glad by your deeds, *
and I will shout for joy because of your handiwork.
5 O LORD, how glorious are your works; *
your thoughts are very deep.
6 The dull of heart does not consider this, *
and a fool does not understand it:
7 Though the ungodly are as green as the grass, and though all the workers of wickedness flourish, *
they shall be destroyed for ever; but you, LORD, are the Most High for evermore.

8 For lo, your enemies, O LORD, lo, your enemies shall perish, *
and all the workers of wickedness shall be destroyed.
9 But my horn shall be exalted like the horns of wild bulls; *
for I am anointed with fresh oil.
10 My eye also shall see its desire upon my enemies, *
and my ear shall hear with joy the end of the wicked who rise up against me.
11 The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, *
and shall spread abroad like a cedar in Lebanon.
12 Those who are planted in the house of the LORD *
shall flourish in the courts of our God.
13 They also shall bring forth fruit in their old age, *
and shall be green and full of sap,
14 That they may show how upright the LORD is, *
my rock, in whom there is no unrighteousness.

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Psalm 92 (O Most High) –  Ammanford Evangelical Church

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New Living Translation (NLT)

Proverbs 24 (More Sayings of the Wise)

11 Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die;
save them as they stagger to their death.
12 Don’t excuse yourself by saying, “Look, we didn’t know.”
For God understands all hearts, and he sees you.
He who guards your soul knows you knew.
He will repay all people as their actions deserve.

17 Don’t rejoice when your enemies fall;
don’t be happy when they stumble.
18 For the Lord will be displeased with you
and will turn his anger away from them.

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Consider:

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD,
and to sing praises unto your Name, O Most High.

For you, LORD, have made me glad by your deeds,
and I will shout for joy because of your handiwork.

(Psalm 92:1,4)

Sing and give thanks to the Lord

  • It is good ethically, for it is the Lord’s right
  • It is good emotionally, for it is pleasant to the heart
  • It is good practically, for it leads others to render the same homage

Our personal experience has confirmed us in the belief that it is good to sing unto the Lord; we have often felt like Luther when he said, “Come, let us sing a psalm, and drive away the devil.”

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Because of what he has done

  • God’s creation compels us to reflect on the wonders of the universe
  • God’s redemption compels us to reflect on the wonders of his loving-kindness
  • God’s providence compels us to reflect on the wonders of his hand in history

Psalm 92 is titled: A song to be sung on the Sabbath Day.

Q: What has God done for you?

Q: What is God doing for you now?

Q: What fills you with wonder and joy?

Prayer: a litany of thanksgiving

Give thanks to God our Father for all his gifts so freely
bestowed upon us:

+For the beauty and wonder of your creation, in earth and sky
and sea,
We thank you, Lord.

+ For our daily food and drink, our homes and families, and our
friends,
We thank you, Lord.

+ For minds to think, and hearts to love, and hands to serve,
We thank you, Lord.

+ For health and strength to work, and time to rest and worship,
We thank you, Lord.

+ For all who are patient in suffering and faithful in adversity,
We thank you, Lord.

+ For all who earnestly seek after truth, and all who labor for justice,
We thank you, Lord.

+ For all that is good and gracious in the lives of men and women,
revealing the image of Christ,
We thank you, Lord.

+ For the communion of saints, in all times and places,
We thank you, Lord.

Above all, we give you thanks for the great mercies and promises
given to us in Christ Jesus our Lord;
To him be praise and glory, with you, O Father,
and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen

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Psalm 92 (LIVE Hebrew Worship) – Shilo Ben Hod

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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