Evensong, Gospel, Prayer and Psalm.
by Pastor Don. Roy Hemingway.
Verse of the day.
Psalm 81. 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
1 Sing aloud unto God our strength; make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
3 Blow the trumpet in the new moon, at the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.
5 This He ordained in Joseph as a testimony, when He went out through the land of Egypt, where I heard a language that I understood not:
6 “I removed his shoulder from the burden; his hands were delivered from the pots.
7 Thou called in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder. I tested thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah
8 Hear, O My people, and I will testify unto thee, O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto Me!
9 There shall be no strange god among thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.
10 I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt. Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
11 “But My people would not hearken to My voice, and Israel would have none of Me.
12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts’ lust, and they walked in their own counsels.
13 Oh that My people had hearkened unto Me, and Israel had walked in My ways!
14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned My and against their adversaries.”
15 The haters of the Lord should have submitted themselves unto Him, but their time should have endured for ever.
16 He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat, and, “With honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.”
O Lord, impart to us Thy grace, that we may add to our faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge, and to knowledge temperance, and to temperance patience, and to patience godliness, and to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness charity: that so, not forgetting that we have been purged from our old sins,we may be fruitful in good works, and give all diligence to make our calling and election sure, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
May God bless you all and ‘The Church of the Christian Nation’. Amen.
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