Morning Prayer: Thursday 29 Oct 2020 – Psalms (98) and Proverbs (29) ~ Sing: victory in Jesus!

Morning Prayer, Thursday, 29 Oct 2020

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

Opening:

Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the prayers of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“O sing unto the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things.
With his own right hand and with his holy arm, he has won for himself the victory.”
(Psalm 98:1-2)

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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strong>Psalm 98 – Manna Media

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The New Cloverdale Psalter (2019 Update of 1535 Original

“Psalm 98”

1 O sing unto the LORD a new song, *
for he has done marvelous things.
2 With his own right hand and with his holy arm, *
he has won for himself the victory.
3 The LORD declared his salvation; *
his righteousness has he openly shown in the sight of the nations.
4 He has remembered his mercy and truth toward the house of Israel, *
and all the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God.

5 Show yourselves joyful in the LORD, all you lands; *
sing, rejoice, and give thanks.
6 Praise the LORD with the harp; *
sing with the harp a psalm of thanksgiving.
7 With trumpets also and horns, *
O show yourselves joyful before the LORD, the King.

8 Let the sea make a noise, and all that is in it, *
the round world, and those who dwell therein.
9 Let the rivers clap their hands, and let the hills be joyful together before the LORD, *
for he has come to judge the earth.
10 With righteousness shall he judge the world, *
and the peoples with equity.
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Consider:

“O sing unto the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things.
With his own right hand and with his holy arm, he has won for himself the victory.”
(Psalm 98:1-2)

The work of our redemption and salvation by Christ is a work of wonder – a “marvelous thing”.

  • from its conception before all time… God knew you
  • to its completion in your lifetime… God loved you
  • and its consequences for eternity… God is with you

Christ himself has won the victory over sin and death – in you.

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Sing a new song: The LORD wins!

  • New creations in Christ – sing new songs to God’s glory
  • New recipients of grace – sing new songs of God’s mercy
  • New experiences of mercy – evoke new songs of thanksgiving
  • New life in Christ – enables believers to sing with the angels

“Unto us is born a Savior, which is Christ the Lord!”
“And He shall reign forever and ever!”

—John Boys.

Q: Has God put a new song in your heart?

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Proverbs (29) (The proverbs of Solomon)

2 When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice.
But when the wicked are in power, they groan.

4 A just king gives stability to his nation,
but one who demands bribes destroys it.

18 When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild.
But whoever obeys the law is joyful.

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Prayer

+ 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.

+ Almighty God, you created us in your own image: Grant us grace to contend fearlessly against evil and to make no peace with oppression; and help us to use our freedom rightly in the establishment of justice in our communities and among the nations, to the glory of your holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

+ Give me, O Lord, a steadfast heart, which no unworthy thought can drag down; an unconquered heart, which no tribulation can wear out; an upright heart, which no unworthy purpose can tempt aside. Bestow upon me understanding to know you, diligence to seek you, wisdom to find you, and faithfulness that finally may embrace you. Amen.

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Victory In Jesus – The Band Steele

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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