PSALM 46:1-6; 10-11 | Sing Psalms | tune - Stroudwater
This prayer is one of:
- Adoration (praising God for who He is and what He is like/His attributes),
- Thanksgiving (Giving thanks to God for all He has given and continues to give)
- Confession (Open acknowledgement and sorrow for our sins)
- Supplication (Requesting His help, presence, leading and provision – especially for the people of God in our time of Lord’s Day worship)
CONFESSION OF FAITH | Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
SCRIPTURE READING | Psalm 121
RECORDED SERMON | "From where does my help come?” | Rev. Paul Gibson
- The grace of repentance in all the nations of the earth (that men would see in this pandemic their own fragility, sin and need of the only Saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ).
- The church at large: for repentance of worldliness, luke-warmness and spiritual apathy; for the grace to be distinct and caring in our communities and with our neighbours.
- For our government – that those in power would be humbled and brought to see that “unless the Lord builds up the house its labourers build in vain”; wisdom in decision making.
- For the NHS and those seeking to care for the sick; teachers and school pupils.
- For those in our community who live alone, are frail or facing very uncertain times with work.
PSALM 121 | Sing Psalms | tune – Trewen
“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)