A Psalm and A Prayer
Psalm 96

L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.
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Psalm 96

Leader:  O sing to the Lord a new song. Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Bless his name. Tell of his salvation from day to day.

People: Declare his glory and works among the nations. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised!

Leader: All the gods of the peoples are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Honor and majesty are before him. Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

People: Ascribe to the Lord the glory and the strength due his name. Bring an offering, and come into his courts.

Leader: The Lord is king! The world is firmly established. It shall never be moved. The Lord will judge the peoples with equity.

People: Let the heavens be glad, for the Lord is coming. He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with his truth.

Lord God, we praise You and honor You as the great King over all. We thank You for the life You give us day by day. We also thank You for giving us a new life in Jesus Christ, Who redeemed us from the death and destruction we deserve because of our sins. Even as You forgive us for our sins, we forgive those who sin against us. Lord God, we are unworthy servants; yet, by Your grace and Spirit, You find a good use for us. And now we pray and glorify You as Jesus taught us: “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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