Morning Prayer: Monday 23 Nov 2020 – Psalms (135) and Proverbs (23) ~ Your name, O LORD, endures forever!

Morning Prayer: Monday, 23 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.

“Your Name, O LORD, endures for ever;
so does your renown, O LORD, from one generation to another.
For the LORD will avenge his people *
and have compassion upon his servants.”
(Psalm 135:13-14)

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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Polyeleos Psalm 135: O Give Thanks Unto the Lord
(Triple Meter Byzantine Tone 1) – Antiochian Youth Music Ministry

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The New Cloverdale Psalter (2019 Update of 1535 Original

“Psalm 135”

1 O praise the LORD.

Praise the Name of the LORD; *
offer praise, you servants of the LORD,
2 You who stand in the house of the LORD, *
in the courts of the house of our God.

3 O praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; *
sing praises unto his Name, for it is lovely.
4 For the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself *
and Israel for his own possession.

5 For I know that the LORD is great, *
and that our LORD is above all gods.
6 Whatsoever the LORD pleases he does, in heaven and on earth, *
in the seas and in all the deep places.
7 He brings forth clouds from the ends of the earth *
and sends forth lightning with the rain, bringing the wind out of his treasuries.

8 It was he who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, *
both of man and beast.
9 He sent signs and wonders into the midst of you, O land of Egypt, *
against Pharaoh and all his servants.
10 He smote many nations, *
and slew mighty kings:
11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og the king of Bashan, *
and all the kingdoms of Canaan.
12 And he gave their land to be an inheritance, *
an inheritance for Israel his people.

13 Your Name, O LORD, endures for ever; *
so does your renown, O LORD, from one generation to another.
14 For the LORD will avenge his people *
and have compassion upon his servants.

15 As for the idols of the nations, they are but silver and gold, *
the work of human hands.
16 They have mouths, but they speak not; *
eyes have they, but they see not;
17 They have ears, and yet they hear not, *
neither is there any breath in their mouths.
18 Those who make them are like them, *
and so are all who put their trust in them.

19 Praise the LORD, O house of Israel; *
praise the LORD, O house of Aaron.
20 Praise the LORD, O house of Levi; *
you who fear the LORD, praise the LORD.
21 Praised be the LORD from Zion, *
who dwells in Jerusalem.

Praise the LORD.

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Proverbs 23

22 Listen to your father, who gave you life,
and don’t despise your mother when she is old.
23 Get the truth and never sell it;
also get wisdom, discipline, and good judgment.
24 The father of godly children has cause for joy.
What a pleasure to have children who are wise.
25 So give your father and mother joy!
May she who gave you birth be happy.

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Consider:

“Your Name, O LORD, endures for ever; 
so does your renown, O LORD, from one generation to another.
For the LORD will avenge his people 
and have compassion upon his servants.”
(Psalm 135:13-14)

God’s name is eternal, and will never be changed.

  • His character is immutable; his fame and honor also shall remain to all eternity.
  • There shall always be life in the name of Jesus, and sweetness and consolation.
  • Those upon whom the Lord’s name is named in integrity and truth shall be preserved by it, and kept from all evil, world without end.

JEHOVAH is a name which shall outlive the ages, and retain the fulness of its glory and might for ever.

For the LORD will avenge his people

  • He will exercise personal discipline over them, and not leave it to their foes to maltreat them at pleasure.
  • When the correction is ended he will arise and avenge them of their oppressors, who for a while were used by him as his rod.
  • He may seem to forget his people, but it is not so; he will undertake their cause and deliver them.

It is remarkable that the nations by which God has afflicted Israel have all been destroyed as if the tender Father hated the instruments of his children’s correction. The chosen nation is here called, first, “his people,” and then “his servants:” as his people he judges them, as his servants he finds comfort in them, for so the word may be read.

__ Spurgeon

Q: How would you assess your current circumstances? Under discipline or deliverance?

Q: In either circumstance, are you able to “Praise the Name of the LORD?”

Q: Over what, or whom, do you need to speak the life-giving Name of Jesus?

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Prayer:

I speak the powerful, life-giving Name of Jesus:

+ over the Church and all professing Christians, especially….

+ over mine, and every, tribe and nation of the earth, especially….

+ over all who are troubled, afflicted, and distressed, especially….

+ over those who are sick in body, mind, or spirit, especially….

+ over those who are arrogant and godless among us, especially….

+ over those who work evil and sow division among us, especially…

+ over my family, and all parents, children and marriages, especially….

+ over my thoughts, my feelings, and all that I do, especially….

+ over my faithless fears and worldly anxieties, especially….

Your name, O Lord, endures forever; your fame, O Lord, is known to every generation. For the Lord will give justice to his people and have compassion on his servants.

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I Speak Jesus – Here Be Lions

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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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