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“Merciful Lord we come to you this day, in the name of our Saviour Jesus Christ. We are aware of our deep need of You O God, and so we come to worship you this morning in humility. We confess that we have not loved you and others, as we should have, and so we ask for your forgiveness today. Release the burden of our shame and guilt and then welcome us into your redeeming presence. We are ready to listen to your voice today. In Jesus name. Amen.”
Call to worship
For the director of music. A maskil[b] of David. When Doeg the Edomite had gone to Saul and told him: “David has gone to the house of Ahimelek.”
1 Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero?
Why do you boast all day long,
you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?
2 You who practice deceit,
your tongue plots destruction;
it is like a sharpened razor.
3 You love evil rather than good,
falsehood rather than speaking the truth.[c]
4 You love every harmful word,
you deceitful tongue!
5 Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin:
He will snatch you up and pluck you from your tent;
he will uproot you from the land of the living.
6 The righteous will see and fear;
they will laugh at you, saying,
7 “Here now is the man
who did not make God his stronghold
but trusted in his great wealth
and grew strong by destroying others!”
8 But I am like an olive tree
flourishing in the house of God;
I trust in God’s unfailing love
for ever and ever.
9 For what you have done I will always praise you
in the presence of your faithful people.
And I will hope in your name,
for your name is good.
“Grant us strength and grace to run the race to the best of our ability,
with our eyes focussed on you.
Fill our hearts with love for you – love that leads to action.
Place our feet sturdily on the road that you have shown us
and bring us to the destination you have prepared for us.
In Jesus name. Amen.” – Solly Ozrevech
May the LORD bless you and protect you.
May the LORD smile on you
and be gracious to you.
May the LORD show you his favor
and give you his peace.