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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A Call to Worship: Sing to His name, for he is gracious!

The following is a transcript of one of Deb's Calls to Worship featured on the podcast player that you can find in the left side bar:

Welcome.
...
Gonna read from Psalm 135.

Praise the LORD.
Praise the name of the LORD,
give praise, O servants of the LORD,
you that stand in the house of the LORD,
in the courts of the house of our God!
Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good;
sing to his name, for he is gracious!
For the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself,
Israel as his own possession.

For I know that the LORD is great,
and that our Lord is above all gods.
Whatever the LORD pleases he does,
in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps.
He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth,
who makes lightnings for the rain and brings forth the wind from his storehouses.

Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good!
(Psalm 135:1:7 RSV)
Let's pray,
Yes, LORD, we do say that you are good.
We know that you are the one in control; we give you that permission.
Thank you, LORD, for thinking about us as your chicks under your wings and that you care for us that way.
You shield us and you shelter us and care for us and provide for us, LORD.
We love you, Jesus!
Now help us come, LORD, and give you praise that is pleasing to you, for that is our desire.
It is in your name the we pray.
Amen.

1 comment:

Hannah Marie Wright said...

Dear Miss Deb,

I just wanted to let you know that I love you, I miss you and you are in my prayers. I have learned so much about God's Grace and faithfulness this last year. His love is From everlasting To everlasting! We don't usually understand why God is doing something in our life. But God has been nailing this into my head these past few months that "HE is MORE than Enough for me". I don't know if any of this is really making sense or helping at all in any way, but I just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts. I Miss seeing your sweet and Beautiful smile.

The Grass whithers and the flowers fade, but the word of OUR GOD stands forever.
(Isaiah 40:8)

Love ALWAYS,
Hannah Marie Wright