Morning Prayer: Tuesday 24 Nov 2020 – Psalms (136: 1-9) and Proverbs (24) ~ Give thanks: the LORD is good!

Morning Prayer: Tuesday, 24 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.

“O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is (good) gracious,
for his mercy endures for ever.”
(Psalm 136:1)

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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The Lord Is Good (Hillsong)

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The New Cloverdale Psalter (2019 Update of 1535 Original

“Psalm 136:1-9”

1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is gracious, *
for his mercy endures for ever.
2 O give thanks unto the God of all gods, *
for his mercy endures for ever.
3 O give thanks unto the Lord of all lords, *
for his mercy endures for ever.

4 Who alone does great wonders, *
for his mercy endures for ever.
5 Who by his excellent wisdom made the heavens, *
for his mercy endures for ever.
6 Who laid out the earth above the waters, *
for his mercy endures for ever.
7 Who made the great lights, *
for his mercy endures for ever;
8 The sun to rule the day, *
for his mercy endures for ever;
9 The moon and the stars to govern the night, *
for his mercy endures for ever.

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Proverbs 24 (NLT)

3 A house is built by wisdom
and becomes strong through good sense.

10 If you fail under pressure,
your strength is too small.

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Consider:

“O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is (good) gracious,
for his mercy endures for ever.”
(Psalm 136:1)

Preparation:

the LORD is good (gracious)

The LORD is good beyond all others: indeed, he alone is good in the highest sense; he is the source of good, the good of all good, the sustainer of good, the perfecter of good, and the rewarder of good.

The LORD is goodness itself

  • practically all that he does is good….
  • relatively the LORD is good to his creatures….

the LORD is merciful

When all else is changing within and around,
In God and his mercy no change can be found.

__ Spurgeon

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Prayer:

+ Gracious God and most merciful Father, you have granted us the rich and precious jewel of your holy Word: Assist us with your Spirit, that the same Word may be written in our hearts to our everlasting comfort, to reform us, to renew us according to your own image, to build us up and edify us into the perfect dwelling place of your Christ, sanctifying and increasing in us all heavenly virtues; grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.

+ 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.

+ 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 your 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.

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Psalm 136 (Your Mercy Endures) ~ Greg LaFollette ft. Leslie Jordan

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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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