The Language of Prayer — Praying through our sorrows
Service for Sunday 28th June 2020.
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Thank you for joining with us as we explore this temporary way of worshipping together, until we can be restored to full fellowship together face-to-face.
One: Remember my affliction and my wanderings,
the wormwood and the gall!
All: My soul continually remembers it
and is bowed down within me.
One: But this I call to mind,
and therefore I have hope:
All: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
One: “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul,
“therefore I will hope in him.”
All: The LORD is good to those who wait for him,
to the soul who seeks him.
One: It is good that one should wait quietly
for the salvation of the LORD.
All: It is good for a man that he bear
the yoke in his youth.
One: Let him sit alone in silence
when it is laid on him;
let him put his mouth in the dust—
there may yet be hope;
All: let him give his cheek to the one who strikes,
and let him be filled with insults.
One: For the Lord will not
cast off forever,
but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion
according to the abundance of his steadfast love;
All: for he does not afflict from his heart
or grieve the children of men.
Lamentations 3:19-33 ESV
New Testament reading:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1:3-7 ESV
How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I take counsel in my soul,
and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
Consider and answer me, O LORD my God;
light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”
lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.
But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
I will sing to the LORD,
because he has dealt bountifully with me.
Psalm 13 ESV
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
Jude 24-25 ESV