Morning Prayer: Saturday 28 Nov 2020 – Psalms (145) and Proverbs (28) Give thanks: God’s Kingdom is glorious!

Morning Prayer: Saturday, 28 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.

“All your works praise you, O LORD, 
and your faithful servants give thanks to you.
They speak of the glory of your kingdom 
and talk of your power,
That your power may be known to the children of men
even the glorious splendor of your kingdom.”

(Psalm 145:10-12)

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 145” (Amen) – Jon Buller

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The New Cloverdale Psalter (2019 Update of 1535 Original

“Psalm 145”

I will magnify you, O God my King, *
and I will praise your Name for ever and ever.
2 Every day will I give thanks to you, *
and praise your Name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the LORD, and most worthy to be praised; *
there is no end of his greatness.

4 One generation shall praise your works to another, *
and shall declare your power.
5 As for me, I will be talking of the glorious splendor of your majesty, *
and of all your wondrous works.
6 They shall speak of the might of your marvelous acts, *
and I also will tell of your greatness.
7 The remembrance of your abundant goodness shall they proclaim, *
and they shall sing of your righteousness.

8 The LORD is gracious and merciful, *
long-suffering, and of great kindness.
9 The LORD is loving to everyone, *
and his mercy is over all his works.
10 All your works praise you, O LORD, *
and your faithful servants give thanks to you.
11 They speak of the glory of your kingdom *
and talk of your power,
12 That your power may be known to the children of men, *
even the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, *
and your dominion endures throughout all ages.
14 The LORD upholds all those who fall *
and lifts up all those who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all wait upon you, O LORD, *
and you give them their food in due season.
16 You open wide your hand, *
and fill all things living with plenteousness.

17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways *
and merciful in all his works.
18 The LORD is near to all those who call upon him, *
to all who call upon him faithfully.
19 He will fulfill the desire of those who fear him; *
he also will hear their cry and will help them.
20 The LORD preserves all those who love him, *
but he will destroy all the ungodly.

21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD; *
and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy Name for ever and ever.

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Proverbs 28 (NLT)

2 When there is moral rot within a nation, its government topples easily.
But wise and knowledgeable leaders bring stability.

12 When the godly succeed, everyone is glad.
When the wicked take charge, people go into hiding….

28 When the wicked meet disaster, the godly flourish.

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Consider:

“All your works praise you, O LORD, 
and your faithful servants give thanks to you.
They speak of the glory of your kingdom 
and talk of your power,
That your power may be known to the children of men
even the glorious splendor of your kingdom.”

(Psalm 145:10-12)

The Kingdom of God is glorious

Those who bless God from their hearts rejoice to see him enthroned, glorified, and magnified in power.

  • Time, eternity, and all space are filled with the glories of God.
  • His works praise him, but they cannot crown him: this remains for holy hands and hearts.
  • It is their high pleasure to tell of the glory of his kingdom in its justice, kindness, eternity, and so forth.

The Kingdom of God is powerful

All power comes from God.

  • Apart from him the laws of nature would be inoperative.
  • His power is the one source of force—mechanical, vital, mental, spiritual.
  • Beyond the power of God which has been displayed, infinite force lies latent in God himself.

The Kingdom of God is everlasting

The Lord’s kingdom is without beginning, without break, without bound, and without end.

  • He never abdicates his throne, neither does he call in a second to share his empire.
  • None can overthrow his power, or break away from his rule.
  • Neither this age, nor the age to come, nor ages of ages shall cause his sovereignty to fail.

Men come and go like shadows on the wall, but God reigns forever.

__ Spurgeon

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Prayer:

Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.

For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

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“Psalm 145” (I Will Praise Your Name) – WorshipNOW Modern Psalms

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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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