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 128 (NLT) – A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.
How joyful are those who fear the Lord—all who follow his ways! You will enjoy the fruit of your labor. How joyful and prosperous you will be! Your wife will be like a fruitful grapevine, flourishing within your home. Your children will be like vigorous young olive trees as they sit around your table. That is the Lord’s blessing for those who fear him.
May the Lord continually bless you from Zion. May you see Jerusalem prosper as long as you live. May you live to enjoy your grandchildren. May Israel have peace!
O Lord our God: Teach us to respect you and live the way you want –
+ that our homes may reflect your truth and grace…
+ that our homes may reflect your loving-kindness…
+ that the Holy Spirit may bind husband and wife together in love…
+ that the Holy Spirit may guide fathers’ decision-making…
+ that the Holy Spirit may bless mothers’ home-making…
+ that our families may be nurtured in faith through your church…
+ that our children may grow in faith, understanding and obedience…
O Lord our God: Teach us to respect you and live the way you want, that our families may experience peace and prosperity through your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
“Psalm 128” (Blest are those who love you) – Marty Haugen
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.