A Psalm and A Prayer
Psalm 86

L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.
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Psalm 86

Leader: Save your servants who trust in you. You are our God.

People: Be gracious to us, O Lord. Gladden the souls of your servants. O Lord, we lift up our souls to you.

Leader: O Lord, you are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on you.

People: Give ear, O Lord, to our prayers. Listen to our cries of supplication. In the day of trouble, we call on you.

Leader: All the nations you have made shall come and bow down before you, O Lord. They shall glorify your name, for you are great and you do wondrous things.

People: You alone are God. Teach us your way that we may walk in your truth. Give us an undivided heart to revere your name.

Leader: We give thanks to you, O Lord our God. We will glorify your name forever, for great is your steadfast love toward us.

People: O Lord, you are merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. Turn to us and be gracious. Give your strength to your servants.

Heavenly Father, we eagerly anticipate the coming celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. May we so live as to show forth His love and grace to others in all that we say and do, that they might come to love Him as we do, 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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