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A Psalm and A Prayer
Psalm 129

L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.
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Psalm 129

This Psalm Did Not Seem Appropriate for a Responsive Reading for Worship
You May Want To Use Psalm 100 Below.

1 "Often have they attacked me from my youth"
— let Israel now say —

2 "often have they attacked me from my youth,
yet they have not prevailed against me.

3 The plowers plowed on my back;
they made their furrows long."

4 The Lord is righteous;
he has cut the cords of the wicked.

5 May all who hate Zion
be put to shame and turned backward.

6 Let them be like the grass on the housetops
that withers before it grows up,

7 with which reapers do not fill their hands
or binders of sheaves their arms,

8 while those who pass by do not say,
"The blessing of the Lord be upon you!
We bless you in the name of the Lord!"


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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