Morning Prayer: Friday 30 Oct 2020 – Psalms (99) and Proverbs (30) ~ worship the holy God!

Morning Prayer, Friday, 30 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 magnify the LORD our God,
and fall down before his footstool, for he is holy.”
(Psalm 99:5)

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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Psalm 99 – Sons of Korah

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The New Cloverdale Psalter (2019 Update of 1535 Original

“Psalm 99”

1 The LORD is King; let the peoples tremble; *
he sits between the cherubim; let the earth shake.
2 The LORD is great in Zion *
and high above all peoples.
3 They shall give thanks unto his Name, which is great and wonderful; *
holy is he and mighty, a King who loves justice.
4 You have established equity; *
you have executed judgment and righteousness in Jacob.
5 O magnify the LORD our God, *
and fall down before his footstool, for he is holy.

6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among those who call upon his Name, *
they called upon the LORD, and he heard them.
7 He spoke to them out of the cloudy pillar, *
for they kept his testimonies and the law that he gave them.
8 You heard them, O LORD our God; *
you forgave them, O God, yet punished their evildoings.

9 O magnify the LORD our God, and worship him upon his holy hill, *
for the LORD our God is holy

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Consider:

“O magnify the LORD our God,
and fall down before his footstool, for he is holy.”
(Psalm 99:5)

worship the Holy God!

Surely we, to whom by grace he so lovingly gives himself, should exalt him with all our hearts… When he reveals himself in Christ Jesus, as our reconciled God, who allows us to approach even to his throne, it becomes us to unite earnestness and humility, joy and adoration, and, while we exalt him, prostrate ourselves in the dust before him.

Holiness is the harmony of all the virtues…. In this all comprehensive moral excellence he would have his creatures take delight, and when they do so their delight is evidence that their hearts have been renewed, and they themselves have been made partakers of his holiness.

__ Spurgeon

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God governs the world by his providence, governs the church by his grace, and both by his Son. The inhabitants of the earth have cause to tremble, but the Redeemer still waits to be gracious. Let all who hear, take warning, and seek his mercy. The more we humble ourselves before God, the more we exalt him; and let us be thus reverent, for he is holy.

__ Matthew Henry

+ Consider how you approach God in worship?

+ Are you conscious of God’s holiness?

+ Do you humble yourself before God?

+ What does the word reverence mean to you?

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Proverbs (30) (The sayings of Agur)

5 Every word of God proves true.
He is a shield to all who come to him for protection.
6 Do not add to his words,
or he may rebuke you and expose you as a liar.

7 O God, I beg two favors from you;
let me have them before I die.
8 First, help me never to tell a lie.
Second, give me neither poverty nor riches!
Give me just enough to satisfy my needs.
9 For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?”
And if I am too poor, I may steal and thus insult God’s holy name.

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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.

+ Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, I worship you, I give you thanks, I praise you for your glory.

+ Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on me; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive my prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

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Only A Holy God – Here Be Lions

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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