A Psalm and A Prayer
Psalm 147

L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.
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Psalm 147

Leader: Praise the LORD! How good it is to sing praises to our God.

People: The LORD builds up Jerusalem. He gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted. He binds up their wounds.

Leader: The LORD determines the number of stars; he gives all of them their names. Great is our God, and abundant in power. His understanding is beyond measure.

People: The LORD lifts up the downtrodden. He casts the wicked to the ground.

Leader: Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving. Make melody to our God.

People: His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor is his pleasure in the speed of a runner. But the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Heavenly Father, You reign over all creation as a great and glorious God. You deserve praise and honor from all Your works. Today we sing our praises to You and honor Your word with our attentive ears. Fill us with your Spirit that we might practice from our hearts all the truths we learn from Your word written. As we worship and serve You each day, we trust in your steadfast love manifested in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who 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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