A Psalm and A Prayer
Psalm 80

L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.
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Psalm 80

Leader: Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel. You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth. Stir up your might, and come to save us!

People: Restore us, O God. Let your face shine, that we may be saved.

Leader: Turn again, O God of hosts. Look down from heaven. Have regard for this vine, the stock that your right hand planted.

People: Restore us, O God. Let your face shine, that we may be saved.

Leader: Let your hand be upon the one at your right hand, the one whom you made strong for yourself. Then we will never turn back from you. Give us life, and we will call on your name.

People: Restore us, O God. Let your face shine, that we may be saved.

Heavenly Father, we live in troubling times, and we do not know what tomorrow will bring. You have told us not to worry, but to live one day at a time. You have told us to trust in You as we pray for our daily needs. Even so, You showed Joseph how to prepare and save for the future, so we pray that You would show us what to do as well. Increase our faith in Jesus Christ and the future He has promised, even as we pray in His name: “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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