Praying the Psalms
+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!
Opening – (Northumbria Community)
One thing I have asked of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life; to behold the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.
Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ, King of endless glory.
Morning Reading: Psalm 126 (NLT) – A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.
“What amazing things the Lord has done for them.”
Yes, the Lord has done amazing things for us! What joy!
Restore our fortunes, Lord, as streams renew the desert. Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.
O Lord our God: Fill our dreams with joyous longing for your restoration –
+ lift us out of our present darkness and struggle, that we might revel in the joy of our salvation…
+ transform our grief and sadness into irrepressible hope, that we might rejoice in our redemption…
+ embolden us in our declaration of the glorious future you have prepared for us, that we might be winsome, winning, witnesses to the world around us…
O Lord our God: Fill our dreams with joyous longing for your restoration; use us as your vanguard to lay the groundwork of faith for your imminent return in glory, through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
“Psalm 126” – Sojourn Music
Blessing – (Northumbrian Community)
May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, wherever He may send you. May He guide you through the wilderness, and 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.
+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.