Advent Prayer: 1st Monday 30 Nov 2020 – Psalm 79; Micah 4:1-5; Revelation 15:1-8 ~ How Long, O Lord?

Advent Prayer: 1st Monday 30 Nov 2020

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

Opening:

Rend the heavens and come down, O God of all the ages! Rouse us from sleep, deliver us from our heedless ways, and form us into a watchful people, that, at the advent of your Son, he may find us doing what is right, mindful of all you command. Grant this through him whose coming is certain, whose day draws near: your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.

“Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty!
Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations!
Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

(Revelation 15:3-4)

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Sons of Korah – Psalm 79 (How Long?)

O, God the nations have / Invaded Your inheritance
Defiled Your holy temple / Destroyed Your city
As food to wild animals / They were given over
They poured out blood like water / Around Jerusalem

How long? / How long?

How long? (How long, how long, O Lord)
How long? (How long, how long, O Lord)

 

How long? (How long, how long, O Lord)
How long? (How long, how long, O Lord)

We are objects of contempt / To our neighbors
A scorn and derision / To those around us
Pour upon the enemy / Who will not acknowledge You
Your anger on the kingdom / For they devoured us

How long? (How long, how long, O Lord)
How long? (How long, how long, O Lord)

Do not hold against us / The sins of the fathers
May Your mercy quickly come / For we are in need
Help us God our Savior / For the glory of Your name
Deliver and forgive us / For Your name’s sake
Why should the nations say / ’Where is their God today?’
Before our eyes, make known to them / That You avenge us

How long, O, Lord / Will you be angry?
How long, Lord / Will Your jealousy burn?

The groans of the prisoners / May they come before You
By the strength of Your arm / Preserve those condemned to die
Pay back our enemies / They’re taunting toward You lord
And lead Your flock, who praise You / For every
Every generation

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Old Testament Reading: Micah 4:1-5 (ESV)

The Mountain of the Lord

4 It shall come to pass in the latter days
that the mountain of the house of the Lord
shall be established as the highest of the mountains,
and it shall be lifted up above the hills;
and peoples shall flow to it,
2 and many nations shall come, and say:
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may teach us his ways
and that we may walk in his paths.”
For out of Zion shall go forth the law,
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
3 He shall judge between many peoples,
and shall decide disputes for strong nations far away;
and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
and their spears into pruning hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war anymore;
4 but they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree,
and no one shall make them afraid,
for the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken.
5 For all the peoples walk
each in the name of its god,
but we will walk in the name of the Lord our God
forever and ever.

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Come Let Us Go to the Mountain of the Lord Micah 4 – Songs for the Masses

New Testament Reading: Revelation 15:1-8 (ESV)

The Seven Angels with Seven Plagues

15 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and amazing, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is finished.

2 And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire—and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands. 3 And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,

“Great and amazing are your deeds,
O Lord God the Almighty!
Just and true are your ways,
O King of the nations!
4 Who will not fear, O Lord,
and glorify your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come
and worship you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

5 After this I looked, and the sanctuary of the tent of witness in heaven was opened, and out of the sanctuary came the seven angels with the seven plagues, clothed in pure, bright linen, with golden sashes around their chests. And one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever, and the sanctuary was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the sanctuary until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished.

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“The Song of Mosheh and The Song of The Lamb” – The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

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Prayer:

Christ, as a light – illumine and guide me.
Christ, as a shield – overshadow me.
Christ under me; Christ over me; Christ beside me on my left and my right.
This day be within and without me, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful.
Be in the heart of each to whom I speak; in the mouth of each who speaks unto me.
This day be within and without me, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful.
Christ as a light; Christ as a shield; Christ beside me on my left and my right.

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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