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Sunday, January 06, 2013

Prayer and Meditation from Psalm 89:15-21

Prayer and Meditation from Psalm 89:15-21

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, we lift our voices to You today, for we have heard the good news 
concerning Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

This good news is a joyful sound that has gone throughout the whole world, but we are especially blessed, 
because we have heard, not only with the ears of our bodies, but with the ears of our souls. We understand, 
because You have taught us.

Because we have heard the the good news, the joyful sound, we are blessed of You and we do not walk in 
Your disfavor under a frowning countenance, but in the light and joy of Your grace.

Those who hear and believe the joyful sound of the Gospel rejoice in Your Name all the day long, and we 
are exalted in Your righteousness, and not our own. It is Your righteousness, O Lord Jesus, by which our 
souls are exalted and lifted up to You.

For You, O Lord, are the glory of our strength. We have no strength of our own, but in You we mount up 
with wings as eagles; we walk and are not weary; we run and are not faint.

What glory You have given to Your people in days gone by: How could five have chased a hundred and a 
hundred put ten thousand to flight except that thy Holy Spirit was the strength of our hands and thy sword the 
power of our sword?

Our weakness is our own, Dear Lord. Our strength is Yours alone. We are dust and ashes, but You inhabit 
eternity and caused the light to shine out of darkness and formed the world of nothing.

It is by Your favor and grace alone that our horn is exalted and we prevail over that which would destroy us.

You are our defense; You are our King forever. We overcome by faith, dear Lord; we are defeated and 
overcome by our own unbelief and emptiness.

For You have revealed by the holy prophets that You have anointed Jesus of Nazareth, born of the Virgin of 
the seed of David according to the flesh and the Son of God according to His eternal power and Godhead, 
to be our Savior and Lord.

You crowned Him with glory and honor because by the Eternal Spirit He offered up Himself to Divine 
Justice as a sacrifice for sins, fulfilling the law and the prophets and by Your Spirit He is our Lord and 
Messiah, able to save unto the uttermost all that come unto God by Him.

This is the joyful sound, O Lord. This is the good news, oh Blessed Savior. Through thy eternal Spirit His 
kingdom is established forever, His righteousness our righteousness; His strength our strength; His glory our 
glory. Amen and Amen.

We do bring our petitions before You, O Lord. We pray that You would strengthen us with might in the 
inner man through faith in the gospel.

We do bitterly repent our unbelief and our sins; grant to us Your blessed Spirit that we may walk in holiness 
and righteousness before You all the days of our life.

Effectually work in us love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance 
and may we put off the works of idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, 
heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, for they that do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Our old man is crucified with Christ, and we live in the Spirit and also ought to walk in the Spirit, in Your 
righteousness, glory, and strength. This is the good news, the joyful sound in which we rejoice, O Lord.
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15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy 
countenance.

16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.

17 For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favor our horn shall be exalted.

18 For the LORD is our defense; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have 
exalted one chosen out of the people.

20 I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:

21 With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him. 

 –Psalm 89:15-21
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