Morning Prayer: Wednesday 25 Nov 2020 – Psalms (136: 1, 10-22) and Proverbs (25) ~ Give thanks: the LORD is merciful!

Morning Prayer: Wednesday, 25 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.

” The LORD brought out Israel from among the Egyptians;
“With a mighty hand and an outstretched arm,
for his mercy endures for ever.

(Psalm 136:1, 11-12)

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 136” – Mercy and Loving KindnessJessi Colter

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The New Cloverdale Psalter (2019 Update of 1535 Original

“Psalm 136:1, 10-22”

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

10 Who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, *
for his mercy endures for ever;
11 And brought out Israel from among them, *
for his mercy endures for ever;
12 With a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, *
for his mercy endures for ever.
13 Who divided the Red Sea in two parts, *
for his mercy endures for ever;
14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it, *
for his mercy endures for ever;
15 But as for Pharaoh and his host, he overthrew them in the Red Sea, *
for his mercy endures for ever.
16 Who led his people through the wilderness, *
for his mercy endures for ever.

17 Who smote great kings, *
for his mercy endures for ever;
18 And slew mighty kings, *
for his mercy endures for ever;
19 Sihon king of the Amorites, *
for his mercy endures for ever;
20 And Og the king of Bashan, *
for his mercy endures for ever;
21 And gave away their land for an inheritance, *
for his mercy endures for ever;
22 Even for an inheritance for Israel his servant, *
for his mercy endures for ever

Proverbs 25 (NLT) – more proverbs of Solomon

21 If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat.
If they are thirsty, give them water to drink.
22 You will heap burning coals of shame on their heads,
and the Lord will reward you.

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Consider:

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

” The LORD brought out Israel from among the Egyptians;
“With a mighty hand and an outstretched arm,
for his mercy endures for ever.

(Psalm 136:1, 11-12)

The LORD brought Israel out of Egypt

  • The Lord brought them out; brought them all out; brought them out at the very hour when his promise was due; brought them out despite their being mingled among the Egyptians; brought them out never to return… further proof of his favor to the chosen ones.
  • He turned the land of plenty into a house of bondage, and the persecuted nation was glad to escape from slavery. The unfailing mercy of the Lord is gloriously seen in his separating his elect from the world. He brings out his redeemed and they are henceforth a people who show forth his praise.

With a strong hand and outstretched arm

  • In the Exodus the great power and glory of Jehovah were seen…. God worked with great display of force, and with extraordinary majesty.
  • Even thus was it in the deliverance of each one of us from the enslavement of sin; “according to the working of his mighty power which he wrought in Christ when he raised him from the dead and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places.”

“For his mercy endures for ever”

__ 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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Egypt – Bethel Music, Cory Asbury

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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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