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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Psalm 135:1-6 Meditation and Prayer


Psalm 135:1-6 Meditation and Prayer


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Heavenly Father, our Lord and our King. It is pleasant indeed to sing praises unto Your Name. We look

forward every week to this Sabbath Day, where we remember that You are good and have remembered the
promises that You made to Your people.

You have chosen us to be Christians, to be Your people. We glory in being Your special treasure in the
earth. We are not ashamed to declare it, because You are not ashamed to acknowledge us as Your people.
This is very great and wonderful news for us, Dear Lord, for it is of Your great pleasure that You have done
this. You have done whatever You have pleased in heaven and in earth, in the seas, and in all deep places.

You chose us for Your pleasure and not that there were good things in us that You saw attractive. Indeed, it
was when we were in our sins, alienated from You that Christ died for us.

Your house is the church, the pillar and ground of the truth. Your church has ministers who preach the
gospel, deacons who care for the people, elders who rule that things are done decently and in order so that
the wolves do not waste and destroy. You have pronounced them blessed and they are blessed.

You are very great, O Lord God. You are far above all that we call gods, all that have a name among the
great of the earth. You are so great that their evil cannot touch You, for You are above All and do as You
please, and nothing binds Your hands. You will fulfill all Your purposes and grace for the people of Your
 choice.

So we stand in the house of the Lord every Sunday, dear Lord, and we sing praises unto Your Name. It is
pleasant for us to do so. We are proud to be Your servants, and nothing fits our tongues and our lips and our
voices and our hearts better than to praise the name of the Lord.

We will not number ourselves among those who scoff at the Lord’s House and would remove the walls that
protect us from the world, the flesh, and the devil. It is not a small thing to sing Your praises with Your
people.

A church without walls is no church, for You have built the walls of Jerusalem and Your church is Your
peculiar treasure, belonging to You alone. The church is not like a football game, an afternoon picnic, or a
family reunion.

Blessed be Your Name forever.

We will speak of the glorious honor of Your majesty, and of Your wondrous works. Who is like unto thee,
O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
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1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD.

2 Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God,

3 Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.

4 For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

5 For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.
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