Prayer: Merciful God, heal our Churches today so that we can be faithful witnesses to Your glory and love. Heal our ministers today so that they can be faithful witnesses of Your Most Holy Word. Heal our elders this day O Lord so that they may guide Your Church on the path to love. This we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Read Psalm 122
Let us go up to the house of the LORD. Psalm 122 is a Song of Ascents attributed to King David. This psalm would be sung by the people as they made their way to the Temple. There are fifteen psalms that are called “song of ascents”. Fifteen different songs to be sung as the people made their way to the Temple.
Read this psalm through again but insert the name of your city/town/village where the Psalmist has written “Jerusalem”. By reading the name of your city or town or village, does it make this Psalm come alive?
How are we to go up to the house of the LORD? Are we to go up with dragging feet and sorrowful attitudes? The Psalmist writes that the people rejoiced as they went to the House of the LORD. Do we sing as we go to Church every Sunday? This Sunday as you head to Church, repeat this Psalm either outloud or quietly in your mind.
And remember that it is with great joy and rejoicing that we worship our LORD and maker.
Prayer: We pray this day for peace within our world. Lord have mercy. May we help bring peace into our world. We pray this day for peace within our Churches and congregations. Lord have mercy. May we help bring peace into our Churches. We pray this day for all Presbyteries that meet this month that they may discern Your will. May there be peace within all our homes and Churches this day O Lord. Lord in Your mercy, hear our prayers. Amen.