A Psalm and A Prayer
Psalm 143

L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.
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Psalm 143

Leader: Hear my prayer, O LORD. Give ear to my supplications in your faithfulness. Answer me in your righteousness.

People: I remember the days of old. I think about all your deeds. I meditate on the works of your hands.

Leader: I stretch out my hands to you. My soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Answer me quickly, O LORD.

People: Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning, for in you I put my trust. Teach me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

Leader: Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. Let your good Spirit lead me on a level path.

People: For your name’s sake, O LORD, preserve my life. In your righteousness bring me out of trouble and save me forever.

Heavenly Father, You created me in Your image. You gave me the ability to love and serve You and others. In Your faithfulness, You have listened to all of my prayers. You have met all of my needs. When I think of Your past deeds, I have courage and hope. Help me to trust You always. As I study Your word, teach me the way I should go. Guide my steps by Your Holy Spirit, Who can turn my heart to walk in right paths. For the sake of Your name, I pray in the name of Jesus Christ as He taught me to 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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