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Psalm 144

L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.
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Psalm 144

Leader: Blessed be the LORD, my rock and my fortress; my stronghold and my deliverer; my shield, in whom I take refuge.

People: I will sing a new song to you, O God. Upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you.

Leader: May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown. May our daughters be like corner pillars, cut for the building of a palace.

People: May our barns be filled with produce of every kind. May our sheep increase by thousands, by tens of thousands in our fields.

Leader: May there be no breach in the walls, no exile, and no cry of distress in our streets.

People: Happy are the people to whom such blessings fall. Happy are the people whose God is the LORD.

Heavenly Father, we trust in You and Your blessings more than we trust in the vain promises of those who live only for themselves. We find our protection in You. We pray for your watch-care over our families. Guard and guide our children in the ways they should go. Help us to use our time, talent, and treasure to promote Your purposes on earth, that many might come to trust in You and find true happiness. We pray for the power of Your Holy Spirit to fall upon us. For the sake of Your coming Kingdom, we pray in the name of Jesus Christ as He taught us 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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