Liturgy

I sometimes use a liturgical approach in my times of meditation. I do find some value in liturgy if it is scripture based and not man-made. This is my first attempt at writing a liturgy.

Psalm 86
Reader: 3 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day.
                4 Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
People:  5 For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

Reader: 8 There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours.
                9  All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify                     your name.
People: 10 For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.

Psalm 62
Reader: 1 For God alone my soul waits in silence;from him comes my salvation.
People: 2 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.

Reader: 7 On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.
People: 8 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah

Psalm 37
Reader: 4 Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
People: 5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.

Reader: 16 Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked.
People: 17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the Lord upholds the righteous.

Reader: 25 I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children                      begging for bread.
People: 26 He is ever lending generously, and his children become a blessing.

Reader: 27 Turn away from evil and do good; so shall you dwell forever.
People: 28 For the Lord loves justice; he will not forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the                      children of the wicked shall be cut off.

Reader: 29 The righteous shall inherit the land and dwell upon it forever.
People: 30 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.

Lamentations 3
Reader: 25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.
People: 26 It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

Puritan Prayers
Reader: Holy Lord, I have sinned times without number, and been guilty of pride and unbelief.
People: My transgressions and short-comings present me with a list of accusations.
                I bless You that they will not stand against me.

Reader: Lord Jesus, give me a deeper repentance, a horror of sin, a dread of its approach.
People: Help me chastely to flee it and jealously to resolve that my heart shall be Thine alone. Amen.

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