Invitation — Psalm 33:5
"The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love."
Bible Song — Psalm 98:1-6
Sing to the Lord a new song,
for he has done marvelous things;
his right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.
The Lord has made his salvation known
and revealed his righteousness to the nations.
He has remembered his love
and his faithfulness to Israel;
all the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
burst into jubilant song with music;
make music to the Lord with the harp,
with the harp and the sound of singing,
with trumpets and the blast of the ram's horn —
shout for joy before the Lord, the King.
Bible Reading — 2 Samuel 22:47-51
"The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock!
Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior!
He is the God who avenges me,
who puts the nations under me,
who sets me free from my enemies.
You exalted me above my foes;
from a violent man you rescued me.
Therefore I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
I will sing the praises of your name.
"He gives his king great victories;
he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed,
to David and his descendants forever."
Read again, perhaps out loud ... how has God's Word moved you? Ponder and meditate what has connected with your heart or mind ... pray to God what it is that has moved you today ... turn your thoughts to God and quietly enjoy being with him.
- for the church to work for the common good and benefit of all people
- for deep care, bold love, and rich community to be experienced in the church
- for schools, teachers, and administrators
Prayer — HC 122
Father in heaven, worship makes a missionary of me. I worship you, great God, and long for your goodness to be known in all the earth, for all people to know your glory. Send me so that your name is honored and praised everywhere, a life of praise for your renown. Amen.
Blessing — Matthew 5:6
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled."