Morning Prayer: Wednesday,18 Nov 2020 – Psalms (125) and Proverbs (18) ~ Trust in the LORD & stand fast!

Morning Prayer: Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020

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

Opening:

Stir up, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people, that bringing forth in abundance the fruit of good works, they may be abundantly rewarded when our Savior Jesus Christ comes to restore all things; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“Those who put their trust in the LORD shall be like Mount Zion,
which cannot be moved, but stands fast for ever.”

(Psalm 125:1)

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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Those Who Trust (Psalm 125) – Don Chaffer · Lori Chaffer

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The New Cloverdale Psalter (2019 Update of 1535 Original

“Psalm 125”

1 Those who put their trust in the LORD shall be like Mount Zion, *
which cannot be moved, but stands fast for ever.
2 The hills stand about Jerusalem *
even as the LORD stands round about his people, from this time forth for evermore.
3 For the scepter of the ungodly shall not rest upon the land allotted to the righteous, *
lest the righteous put forth their hand to do wickedness.
4 Do good, O LORD, unto those who are good, *
unto those who are good and true of heart.
5 As for those who turn aside to their own wicked ways, the LORD shall lead them away with the evildoers; *
but peace shall be upon Israel.

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Proverbs 18

10 The name of the Lord is a strong fortress;
the godly run to him and are safe.

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Consider:

“Those who put their trust in the LORD shall be like Mount Zion,
which cannot be moved, but stands fast for ever.”

(Psalm 125:1)

Trust in the LORD & stand fast!

Those who trust in the LORD shall be as fixed, firm, and stable as the mount where David dwelt, and where the ark abode. To move mount Zion was impossible…. Zion was the image of eternal steadfastness….

  • Those who trust in the LORD enjoy peacefulness and quietude – for their hope is sure.
  • Those who trust in the LORD enjoy a confidence they can never be ashamed.

This is, and is to be our portion; we are, we have been, we shall be as steadfast as the hill of God. Zion cannot be removed, and does not remove; so the people of God can neither be moved passively nor actively, by force from without or fickleness from within.

Faith in God is a settling and establishing virtue; he who by his strength sets fast the mountains, by that same power stays the hearts of them that trust in him. This steadfastness will endure “for ever,” and we may be assured therefore that no believer shall perish either in life or in death, in time or in eternity.

We trust in an eternal God, and our safety shall be eternal.

__ Spurgeon

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Prayer:

+ For Trust in the LORD

Most loving Father, you will us to give thanks for all things, to dread nothing but the loss of you, and to cast all our care on the One who cares for us. Preserve us from faithless fears and worldly anxieties, and grant that no clouds of this mortal life may hide from us the light of that love which is immortal, and which you have manifested unto us in your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

+ For Quiet Confidence

O God of peace, who has taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and in confidence shall be our strength: By the might of thy Spirit lift us, we pray to your presence, where we may be still and know that you are God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

+ For Jerusalem

    • Hope— for God’s Holy Spirit to remove bitterness and complacency from the hearts of Jerusalem’s people; for them to believe that peace is actually possible in their city.
    • Security— for Christ to spread his powerful protection around this place, preventing even the empty threat of attack from outside enemies.
    • Harmony— for God to turn the hearts of people toward compassion and kindness; for children to lead the way in the rising up of a generation that longs to treat all in Jerusalem as brother and sister.
    • Family— for Jesus to knit families together in wholeness and health, in ways that repulse fear and hate in exchange for love and joy.
    • Economy— for the people of Jerusalem to have ample opportunity and ability to provide for themselves and their families, to give generously to others, and to no longer be divided over who “has” and who “has not.”
    • Worship— for Christ’s Holy Spirit to be not simply present, but undeniably known in obvious ways within the hearts and expressions of His truly beloved people—Jew and Arab alike.

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Peace Upon Israel (Psalm 125) – Timeless: Ancient Psalms for the Church Today

Click here for YouTube link – You’ll be glad you did.

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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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