A Psalm and A Prayer
Psalm 87, 88, & 89 a

L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.
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Psalm 87, 88, 89 a

Leader: On the holy mount stands the city he founded; the Lord loves the gates of Zion.

People: Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God.

Leader: O Lord, God of my salvation, let my prayer come before you.

People: Every day I call on you, O Lord. I spread out my hands to you.

Leader: O Lord, in the morning my prayer comes before you.

People: I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever. With my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations.

Heavenly Father, during this Advent Season, we entrust our lives to You, knowing that You do all things well. We thank You for inviting us into Your presence, and we thank You for being present with us. We thank You for the careful planning and preparation that led to the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We pray that Your Spirit would guide us in the days ahead, that we might always be prepared to greet our Lord with loving hearts. Hear our prayers as we pray for others and ask You to heal and bless them abundantly, 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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