Morning Prayer: Saturday,14 Nov 2020 – Psalms (118,117) and Proverbs (14) ~ His loving-kindness is forever!

Morning Prayer: Saturday, 14 Nov 2020

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

Opening:

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“Give thanks unto the LORD, for he is gracious; his mercy endures for ever.
Indeed, let those who fear the LORD confess
that his mercy endures for ever.”
(Psalm 118:1,4)

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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“Psalm 118” (Salvation) – Teshuva Music

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The New Cloverdale Psalter (2019 Update of 1535 Original

“Psalm 118”

1 Give thanks unto the LORD, for he is gracious; *
his mercy endures for ever.

2 Let Israel now confess that he is gracious, *
that his mercy endures for ever.
3 Let the house of Aaron now confess *
that his mercy endures for ever.
4 Indeed, let those who fear the LORD confess *
that his mercy endures for ever.

5 I called upon the LORD in trouble, *
and the LORD heard me and set me free.
6 The LORD is on my side; *
I will not fear what man can do to me.
7 The LORD takes my side with those who help me; *
therefore shall I look in triumph on my enemies.
8 It is better to trust in the LORD *
than to put any confidence in man.
9 It is better to trust in the LORD *
than to put any confidence in princes.

10 All the nations encompass me, *
but in the Name of the LORD will I cut them off.
11 They hem me in on every side; indeed, they hem me in on every side, *
but in the Name of the LORD will I cut them off.
12 They come about me like bees, and blaze like fire among the thorns, *
but in the Name of the LORD will I cut them off.
13 I was thrust aside so that I almost fell, *
but the LORD was my help.
14 The LORD is my strength and my song, *
and has become my salvation.
15 The voice of joy and deliverance is in the dwellings of the righteous; *
the right hand of the LORD brings mighty things to pass.
16 The right hand of the LORD is exalted; *
the right hand of the LORD brings mighty things to pass.
17 I shall not die, but live, *
and declare the works of the LORD.
18 The LORD has chastened and corrected me, *
but he has not given me over to death.

19 Open unto me the gates of righteousness, *
that I may go into them, and give thanks unto the LORD.
20 This is the gate of the LORD; *
the righteous shall enter into it.
21 I will thank you, for you have heard me, *
and have become my salvation.

22 The same stone which the builders refused *
has become the chief cornerstone.
23 This is the LORD’s doing, *
and it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day that the LORD has made; *
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Help me now, O LORD; *
O LORD, send us now prosperity.
26 Blessed is he who comes in the Name of the LORD; *
we bless you from the house of the LORD.
27 God is the LORD, who has shown us light; *
bind the sacrifice with cords, even to the horns of the altar.
28 You are my God, and I will thank you; *
you are my God, and I will exalt you.

29 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is gracious; *
his mercy endures for ever.

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Proverbs (14)  (The Wisdom of Solomon)

26 Those who fear the Lord are secure;
he will be a refuge for their children.

27 Fear of the Lord is a life-giving fountain;
it offers escape from the snares of death.

34 Godliness makes a nation great,
but sin is a disgrace to any people.

Consider:

“Give thanks unto the LORD, for he is gracious; his mercy endures for ever.
Indeed, let those who fear the LORD confess
that his mercy endures for ever.”
(Psalm 118:1,4)

The LORD is good (gracious)

The LORD’s goodness is his essence and nature, and therefore he is always to be praised whether we are receiving anything from him or not.

  •  When others behave badly to us, it should only stir us up the more heartily to give thanks unto the Lord because he is good.
  • When we ourselves are conscious that we are far from being good, we should only the more reverently bless him that “he is good.”

We must never tolerate an instant’s unbelief as to the goodness of the Lord; whatever else may be questionable, this is absolutely certain, that Jehovah is good; his dispensations may vary, but his nature is always the same, and always good.

The LORD’s is merciful forever

Mercy is a great part of his goodness, and one which more concerns us than any other, for we are sinners and have need of his mercy.

  • Notwithstanding our sins, our trials, our fears, his mercy endures for ever.
  • The best of earthly joys pass away, and even the world itself grows old and hastens to decay, but there is no change in the mercy of God;
  • God was faithful to our forefathers, he is merciful to us, and will be gracious to our children and our children’s children.

__ Spurgeon

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Prayer:

+ Almighty God, you have not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities; grant that we, who for our evil deeds deserve to be punished, by the might of your grace may mercifully be relieved; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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” Psalm 117″ (All The Nations) – Teshuva – Hallel

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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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