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A Psalm and A Prayer
Psalm 109

L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.
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Psalm 109

Leader:  Do not be silent, O God of my praise. For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues.

People: They beset me with words of hate, and attack me without cause. In return for my love they accuse me, even while I pray for them.

Leader: So they reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

People: But you, O Lord my Lord, act on my behalf for your name’s sake. Because your steadfast love is good, deliver me.

Leader:  Help me, O Lord my God! Save me according to your steadfast love.

People: With my mouth I will give great thanks to the Lord; I will praise him in the midst of the throng.

Heavenly Father, from time to time, we have suffered the type of rejection that the Psalmist felt when he wrote this Psalm. We know that Your only Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, experienced the same rejection when He came to Earth to demonstrate Your love and truth. O Father, You honored Your Son and affirmed His work when You raised Him from the dead. And we know that You will bestow Your steadfast love upon us, and deliver us from evil, because we trust in the One who taught us pray: “Our Father. . .”

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Psalm 100

Leader: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.

People: Worship the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!

Leader: Know that the Lord is God.

People: It is he that made us, and we are his. We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Leader: Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name.

People: For the Lord is good. His steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

Father in heaven, on this Resurrection Sunday, we praise You for giving us the assurance of life after death by the resurrection of Your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, from the dead. We also praise Jesus today. Because of His faithful obedience to You, an obedience that perfectly fulfilled Your law, He became worthy to die in our place. Lord Jesus, we thank You for dying on the cross so our sins could be justly forgiven. Father, we thank You for our faith in You and in Jesus; faith that You have inspired within our hearts by Your grace. Now, fill us once again with Your Holy Spirit, that we might live in a worthy manner and demonstrate Your love to others; fill us even as we pray: “Our Father. . .”

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