A Psalm and A Prayer
Psalm 85

L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.
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Psalm 85

Leader: Lord, you were favorable to your land. You restored our fortunes.

People: You forgave the iniquity of your people. You pardoned all our sin.

Leader: Restore us again, O God of our salvation.

People: Will you not revive us again, so we may rejoice in you?

Leader: Show us your steadfast love, O Lord. Grant us your salvation.

People: Let us hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts.

Leader: Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land.

People: Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet. Righteousness and peace will kiss each other. Faithfulness will spring up from the ground. Righteousness will look down from the sky.

Leader: The Lord will give what is good. Our land will yield its increase.

People: Righteousness will go before him and make a path for his steps.

O God, our Heavenly Father, as we look forward to the celebration of Thanksgiving
in America, we pray that thankful hearts throughout the land will offer praises and prayers to you, even as we 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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