A Psalm and A Prayer
Psalm 119 m

L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.
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Psalm 119 m

Leader: Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

People: I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to observe your righteous ordinances.

Leader: I am severely afflicted; give me life, O LORD, according to your word.

People: Accept my offerings of praise, O LORD, and teach me your ordinances.

Leader: I hold my life in my hand continually, but I do not forget your law.

People: The wicked have laid a snare for me, but I do not stray from your precepts.

Leader: Your decrees are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.

People: I incline my heart to perform your statutes forever, to the end.

Heavenly Father, Your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, came as the true Light of the world and taught us. Your word of truth in Him and in the Scriptures lights my way. Jesus told us, His disciples, to be the light of the world. Incline our hearts with greater love toward Him and others, so we will not hide His light in us under a bushel basket. Give us more grace, so our light will shine brightly and point people to the greatest Light and the source of all light, Jesus Christ. Accept our praises and teach us how to pray with a pure heart in the power of the Holy Spirit as Your Son taught us to pray. Amen.

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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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