Pastor: Blessed are You, O Lord God of Israel our father, forever and ever.
Congregation: Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all.
Pastor: Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all, and in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone.
Congregation: Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name.
Pastor: O Lord, how my adversaries have increased! Many are rising up against me. Many are saying of my soul, “There is no deliverance for him in God.” Congregation: But You, O Lord, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head. Pastor: I was crying to the Lord with my voice, And He answered me from His holy mountain. I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustains me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people Who have set themselves against me round about. All: Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God! For You have smitten all my enemies on the cheek; You have shattered the teeth of the wicked. Salvation belongs to the Lord; Your blessing be upon Your people! | Psalm 3 |
Pastor: The law of the LORD is perfect,
Congregation: restoring the soul.
Pastor: The testimony of the LORD is sure,
Congregation: making wise the simple.
Pastor: The precepts of the LORD are right,
Congregation: rejoicing the heart.
Pastor:The commandment of the LORD is pure,
Congregation: enlightening the eyes.
Pastor: The fear of the LORD is clean,
Congregation: enduring forever.
Pastor: The judgments of the LORD are true;
Congregation: they are righteous altogether.
All: They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them Your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
| Psalm 19:7-11 |
Pastor: Let us remember the deeds of the LORD; and His wonders of old.
Congregation: Many, O LORD, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If we would declare and speak of them, they would be too numerous to count.
Pastor: Your way, O God, is holy; What god is great like our God?
Congregation: You are the God who works wonders; You have made known Your strength among the peoples.
Pastor: Bless our God, O peoples, And sound His praise abroad, Who keeps us in life and does not allow our feet to slip.
Congregation: Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name.
Pastor: Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.
Congregation:For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand.
Pastor: Today, if you would hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts.
| Psalm 96:6-8 |
Pastor: Sing to the LORD a new song; Sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, bless His name; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.
Congregation: Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.
All: For great is the LORD and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.
Pastor: The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; Let the many islands be glad.
People: Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
Pastor: Fire goes before Him and burns up His adversaries round about. His lightnings lit up the world; the earth saw and trembled.
People: The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
Pastor: The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples have seen His glory.
People: Let all those be ashamed who serve graven images, Who boast themselves of idols; Worship Him, all you gods.
Pastor: Zion heard this and was glad, and the daughters of Judah have rejoiced Because of Your judgments, O LORD.
People: For You are the LORD Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods.
Pastor: Hate evil, you who love the LORD, Who preserves the souls of His godly ones; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
People: Light is sown like seed for the righteous And gladness for the upright in heart.
Pastor: Be glad in the LORD, you righteous ones, And give thanks to His holy name.
| Psalm 97 |
Pastor: Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth. Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing.
People: Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Pastor: Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
People: For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations.
| Psalm 100 |
Pastor: Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart, In the company of the upright and in the assembly.
Congregation: Great are the works of the LORD; They are studied by all who delight in them.
Pastor: Splendid and majestic is His work, And His righteousness endures forever.
Congregation: He has made His wonders to be remembered; The LORD is gracious and compassionate. He has given food to those who fear Him; He will remember His covenant forever.
Pastor: He has made known to His people the power of His works, In giving them the heritage of the nations.
Congregation: The works of His hands are truth and justice; All His precepts are sure. They are upheld forever and ever; They are performed in truth and uprightness.
Pastor: He has sent redemption to His people; He has ordained His covenant forever; Holy and awesome is His name.
All: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.
| Psalm 111:1-10 |
Pastor: Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, Praise the name of the LORD. Blessed be the name of the LORD From this time forth and forever.
Congregation: From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, the name of the LORD is to be praised.
| Psalm 113:1-3 |
Pastor: Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, In the city of our God, His holy mountain.
Congregation: Come and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD and to the house of the God of Jacob, That He may teach us about His ways and that we may walk in His paths.
Pastor: As Jesus was approaching Jericho, a certain blind man was sitting by the road, begging. Now hearing a multitude going by, he began to inquire what this might be. And they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. And he called out, saying…
Congregation: “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Pastor: And those who led the way were sternly telling him to be quiet; but he kept crying out all the more…
Congregation: “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Pastor: And Jesus stopped and commanded that he be brought to Him; and when he had come near, He questioned him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” And he said…
Congregation: “Lord, I want to regain my sight!”
Pastor: And Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he regained his sight, and began following Him, glorifying God; and when all the people saw it, they gave praise to God.
| Luke 18:35-43 |