Evensong, Prayer and Psalm.
By Senior Pastor Don Roy Hemingway. Th.D.
Goooooooooooooooood evening brethren, peace unto you and the grace of our lord Jesus be with you. May the Almighty God of Hosts be ever with you this day and always and thank you for being here with us at The Church of Jerusalem and the Christian Nation, for worship and Praise. Let us begin our service this Sabbath Day of the Lord, as we always do here at ‘The Nation’, by reading from the word of God…….. Amen.
(A Hymn, A Prayer and a Psalm to close the Day.)
Heavenly Father, we praise You, for You love us perfectly. You set the stars in the sky and the oceans’ borders in place. Everything moves under Your omnipotent hand. To heal us gives You joy. We don’t understand pain. You tell us that sin has consequences in this life, yet we struggle to draft together a lofty purpose and reasoning for the when, why, where, and who it befalls. Father, You are grace and love and hold us in perfect justice and fairness. You grow us through every season, painful and not.
When we are in pain, the world seems to stop for us. Every move becomes more poignant, and dependent on Strength above our own. Thank You for lending us Your power in times of weakness and sickness. Thank You for gluing us together when we are emotionally coming unwound. Thank You for holding our tongues when the daggers of insult threaten to wage war in our hearts. Thank You for loving us completely and perfectly, providing the care and companionship through medicine, family, friends, and church families that pray for us and unite for our cause.
Forgive us, Lord, when we are too quiet and scared to reach out. Whether it be to speak of our pain under a blanket of prayer, or shout of our miracles to Your glorious Name. Forgive our silence, and quicken us to share our grief and our miracles with You and others as a testimony of hope.
Father, you can heal us in a heartbeat. We pray for Your miraculous healing today. From depression, life-long disease, sudden failures, addictions and massive handicaps. We pray for miraculous healing because we know you are as capable of fixing our physicality as you are to hold the oceans in place as the earth spins around. Through Your Son’s death on the cross, we have the opportunity to be healed spiritually. By believing in Jesus we are connected straight to You in prayer and presence. Bless our hearts to believe in You beyond our heart’s capacity. Strengthen our faith where it is weak and strengthen our resolve to linger in Your presence a little longer each day.
Take our pain away, according to Your will, in Your time. We’re not promised a painless life on this earth, but You do want us to live a happy one. Send Your Spirit to help us see past our circumstances and onto Your calling on our lives. Sickness and injury can’t stop God-placed dreams. Fill our hearts with hope as we wait on You to move in our lives and flow out from our hearts. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
CJCN Evening Psalm.
Psalm 17 King James Version (KJV)
1 Hear the right, O Lord, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.
3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.
6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.
7 Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.
8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.
10 They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.
11 They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;
12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
13 Arise, O Lord, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:
14 From men which are thy hand, O Lord, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
CJCN Bible Seminary.
Numbers 6:24-26 King James Version (KJV)
The Lord bless you, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.
Have a wonderful Sabbath Day my beloved brethren, Shabbat Shalom.
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