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Praying Psalm 94

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At three set points of the first half of the day, from 5.15 AM until about 1 PM, I have three devotional/prayer times. In all three the Psalms figure large; I use them sequentially at all three times. Also, during Terce (mid-morning prayers) I always use the Psalms from either the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, or from the King James Version – because I love the older, poetic language. It was during the mid-morning prayers that I came to Psalm 94. Whatever the reason, this Psalm resonated with me in a very enlivened way. It has nothing to do with the American elections and their results, but, rather, with our world, with the agony of so many and the abuse by so many: Fellow Christians in countless countries and conditions pressed down upon by war, poverty, brigandry and governmental atrocities; hordes of men, women and children confiscated and confined, to be used up (in slavery and for sex), and once used up, discarded into the rubbish bin of history (sometimes literally thrown away); t…

"O Lord Jesus Christ" - 6 November 2016

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O Lord Jesus Christ, our great God and Savior, your mercies and loving-kindnesses have been from everlasting. You became man and stooped to endure crucifixion and death for the salvation of all who rely on you. You rose from the dead for our justification, ascended into heaven and sit at the right hand of God the Father, from whence you shall come to judge the living and the dead; and as our great High Priest you regard the humble prayers of all who call upon you with their whole heart. Incline your ear and hear.
First of all remember your Holy Universal  Church, which you have emancipated with your precious blood, including this church and Eagle Heights Church; East 6th Street Christian Church; Eastlake Cumberland Presbyterian Church; Eastside Church of Christ; The Edge Church; Edmond Church of Christ; and Trinity Christian Church-Edmond. Confirm and strengthen your Church, enlarge and multiply her, keep her in peace, and preserve her unconquerable by the gates of hell forever. Heal …