67B Reign of Christ — 02C - Advent 2C
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Dear LORD, I call out from the deepest part of my being.
I’ve trusted in you,
don’t let me be ashamed;
don’t let my enemies rejoice over me.
I’m sure that those who wait for you will not be put to shame;
but those without principles, who act without faith,
they will be put to shame.
Show me your ways, LORD;
teach me your way to behave.
Help me walk in your way, and teach me;
for you are my saving God.
I wait for you all day because of your goodness;
remember your acts of mercy, LORD
– and your lovingkindness – they have been for ever.
Don’t remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways,
remember me according to your lovingkindness.
You, LORD, are good and upright,
and showing sinners the way.
You help the humble walk in justice
and teach the humble your way.
All your paths are lovingkindness and faithfulness
for those keeping your covenant and your teaching.
PSALM 25 (another version)
To you, O LORD, I lift up my inmost being.
In you, O LORD, have I trusted,
let me not be ashamed; do not let my enemies rejoice over me.
Indeed, those who wait for you will not be put to shame;
the unprincipled who act faithlessly will be put to shame.
Make your ways known to me, O LORD,
teach me your ways (of behaviour)
Make me walk in your way, and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation.
I have waited for you all the day
on account of your goodness.
Remember your acts of mercy, O LORD,
and your lovingkindness, for they are from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellions,
remember me according to your lovingkindness.
The LORD is good and upright,
therefore he is showing sinners (in) the way.
He will make the humble walk in justice
and teach the humble his way.
All the paths of the LORD are lovingkindness and faithfulness
for those keeping God’s covenant and decrees.
Receive our giving and our living, O God,
in the name of Jesus.
By your steadfast love and faithfulness,
through the influence of the Holy Spirit,
teach us to live and give
in the way of your justice
and acting to put things right. Amen.
Click here for some ideas for worship in Advent and Christmas gleaned from the pages of “On the Move” (now out of print) which was published by the Joint Board of Christian Education, Melbourne, Australia.
THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
(A prayer to gather the spoken and silent concerns/joys/thanks expressed by the congregation and lead into a more structured Intercession with connection to the lections for the day. Sometimes this prayer borrows lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community.)
mindful of your mercy
and of your steadfast love,
be a sustaining presence
to those we name on our lips
and in silence…
a blessing to those
who love and care for them…
Pour out your Spirit, O God,
on all who are weighed down with grief;
those whose troubles are known only to you;
and be present to those who have no-one …
In Jesus’ name we pray….
(The Prayers of the People continue)
Looking for contemporary music and song resources?
Try David MacGregor’s Together to Celebrate
Or metrical psalms? Try Dale A. Schoening’s Sing the Psalms
|HYMN SUGGESTIONS FOR ADVENT 1C
|Bread of the world in mercy broken||TIS 512||AHB 437|
|Comfort, comfort all my people||TIS 647||SA 25|
|O bless the God of Israel||TIS 284|
|O come, 0 come, Emmanuel||TIS 265||AHB 193|
|The voice of God goes out to all the world||TIS 282||SA 86|
|God, who stretched the spangled heavens||TIS 163||AHB 112|
|Lord, take my hand and lead me||TIS 593||AHB|
|Now let us from this table rise||TIS 530||AHB 450|
|O Lord, make me know your ways||TIS 14|
|Seek, 0 seek the Lord||TIS 464||AHB 397|
|1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
|Christ is the world’s true light||TIS 238||AHB 179|
|I want to walk as a child of the light||TIS 643|
|My heart is full of Christ and longs||TIS 214||AHB 143|
|Praise to you, 0 Christ our Saviour||TIS 258|
|The great love of God is revealed in the Son||TIS 164||AHB 105|
|We limit not the truth of God…||TIS 453||AHB 335|
|When he comes back, when he xomes back||TIS 280||SA 92|
|Come, thou long-expected Jesus||TIS 272||AHB 200|
|Forty days and forty nights||TIS 591||AHB 506|
|God, your glory we have seen in your Son||TIS 461||AHB 395|
|Hail to the Lord’s anointed||TIS 275||AHB 203|
|Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes||TIS 269||AHB 197|
|Hark! a herald voice is calling||TIS 264||AHB 192|
|Joy to the world! the Lord is come||TIS 268||AHB 224|
|Lord Jesus, if the same you are||TIS 566|
|Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour||TIS 520||AHB 441|
|O day of God draw near||TIS 616||AHB 547|
|Wake, awake! for night is flying||TIS 266||AHB 198|